Today I had to pull a trailer hauling a golf cart for a customer of ours to a town close by. I am naturally cautious when pulling the trailer anyway, and especially when hauling other people’s property.
As I was coming up to an intersection in a little area where there are a few businesses, I thought to myself, ‘I should slow down for the entrance to Dollar General and the intersection coming up’.
Just past the entrance, I began to really slow down because the guy behind me was riding my bumper and I didn’t want him to hit me at the stop sign.
As I neared the intersection, a pickup turned the corner and as it did, the trailer it was pulling came loose and proceeded to travel right down my lane. As it was coming at me, I slowed to a stop.
It got within a few feet of me, veered slightly to my right and off into the driveway of the convenience store before coming to a stop. Whew! I don’t believe the driver behind me was even aware of what was going on in front of me.
Before I pulled out of the driveway, I had pleaded the blood of Jesus over me, and declared no weapon of accident, incident or breakdown formed against me would prosper. As I was telling Skip and my brother about how grateful I was that I had slowed down, Skip said ‘And you were listening to the voice of God and obeyed.’
Was it the Holy Spirit speaking to me to slow down, or was it just me?
It occurred to me that I had listened to that still small voice that cautioned me as I was driving. God is still speaking to us every day and in many varied ways. His voice is as the thunder, a still small voice, a gentle nudge, an encouragement or warning from another believer, or His Written Word. If we will pay attention, we will hear Him and be saved.
Because I was in tune to hear, I was kept from danger. If I had been distracted by the noise of the world around me, I would not have heard Him so clearly. It’s not easy to shut out the distractions and noise, but we can by paying attention to what our inner man hears.
Lynn Jones, Co-Founder of HHMI enjoys reading, studying and sharing God's Word. She believes that every Word in the Bible is Holy Spirit inspired and profitable for daily living. Her prayer is that as you read the newsletters and blogs, that you will be enriched and equipped for every good work of the Lord's.