Nudgings #1 - Jan. 3
Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. (Philippians 2:12-13, NIV)
Have you ever been pushed, bumped, shoved or nudged? I have.
I’ve been pushed by a bully on the playground, bumped by a careless person while carrying a tray of food, and “helpfully” shoved into an overcrowded subway car in Seoul, South Korea. All of these events impacted me in one way or another, but none of them compare to the significance of the gentle nudgings of the Holy Spirit in my life.
God is forever nudging. Jesus saved me from myself and my sin and He gives me new life in Him. He wants good to be realized in and through my life for the glory of God, but He won’t force my hand. Love doesn’t shove, bump, push or coerce—it nudges. Actually, the Holy Spirit nudges, and it’s up to me to respond.
Inherent in any nudge from the Lord is the element of choice—and after that, the potential of change.
The nudgings of God come from His Word and His Spirit, and through prayer and people. I’m hoping to post some of His nudgings here on my blog this year. I pray that they will be a help and blessing to you in your walk with Jesus.
Happy New Year!