It was one of those RARE nights when we went ahead and dismissed the service, even though some people were still worshipping. NO ONE wanted to leave!
After about half-an-hour, my phone vibrated in my pocket with a text from my nine-year-old daughter, Ashtyn.
It said, “Mom, I’m BORED. Can I go out in the foyer, please?” I promptly responded, “Come up to the front row with ME.”
I leaned over and told her, “Moments like these are special. If you listen really hard, God may whisper to your heart.”
“He usually ASKS you to do something, and then He EXPECTS you to do it. Then He will REWARD you and ASK you to do something else.”
Her little KID brain tried hard to grasp what I’d said, but she got bored again and started flipping around in her seat.
Then, I could tell she was really trying to FOCUS. Suddenly, she started crying.
I asked her, “Did God WHISPER something to your heart?” She nodded, hugged me and continued to cry.
A minute later, her dad motioned for something. He had been sitting on the stage floor with his eyes closed, PRAYING.
Ashtyn held my hand as I brought him a microphone. He immediately took it and handed it to our daughter.
God had ALREADY told her what to do. She lifted her hand, and through her tears, she TRULY WORSHIPPED God in a leadership position for the very first time!
Ashtyn sings on stage a LOT; very professional, put-together, rehearsed and even somewhat reserved. NOT tonight!
Tonight, with complete abandon, she just WORSHIPPED and didn’t care what she looked like to others.
It wasn’t about appearances. It was just about her newly-whispered-to HEART praising Him.
The Way I See It…
God ASKED her to truly worship Him. She did that in her seat, and so He REWARDED her with a platform.
Then, He ASKED her to truly worship Him on stage (without singing). She did, and He REWARDED her with the respect of her mom, dad and many others.
If you’re about to give up on your walk with God (or some other part of your life) because it’s been TOO long, or it’s become SO boring… DON’T DO IT!
Closer Than You Think
Just like Ashtyn, you could be SO close to breaking through. Had she left, she would have missed something truly AMAZING!
Allow me to invite you to the FRONT ROW of your future!
Stop and listen for His voice. If He’s ASKING you to do something, then DO IT!!!
This made me think about how many times I’ve been bored, tired or impatient, and may have given up right before a supernatural blessing was about to unfold in front of me.
Please share with us, if anything like this has ever happened to you?