What if something you did today turned out to be the start of God doing something amazing with your life? What if an act of obedience or risk you take today is something that will impact others for years, maybe even decades?
This past Saturday was the 50th anniversary of the very first radio program my Dad ever produced. While God took my Dad home to be with Him two years ago, that program, “The Word and The World” is still on the air and is still impacting people for the Lord.
I wondered if Dad had any idea how far it would go, and how many people it would reach when he recorded the program that day. Probably not. But it was something God laid on his heart and equipped him to do, so he did it. And God blessed it in powerful and significant ways.
We can’t see down the road. We can’t see what God has planned. But maybe some small opportunity for obedience and faithfulness will be what God is waiting for. Sometimes we don’t know we’re at a turning point until we look back, and see that a seemingly small moment in time was much bigger than we ever imagined.
And so I pray that I am tuned in to the small moments. I pray that I obey the nudges from God to do certain things, speak to certain people or go to certain places. They might not turn into 50 year ministries, but they could still be the start of something big for God.
David picked up 5 stones. Esther went to speak to the king. A little boy gave up his lunch of two loaves and five fishes. My Dad sat in front of a microphone and recorded a new radio program one day.
What is God asking you to do today? It might be a small thing…that turns into a much bigger one.
And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God. Deuteronomy 28:2
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,
“This is the way, walk in it,”
Whenever you turn to the right hand
Or whenever you turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21
Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For in You do I trust;
Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
For I lift up my soul to You. Psalm 143:8
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That is special for sure!
Thanks, Sherry! My Dad was special to so many people!
It was a little over a year ago when I was scanning stations here in western Kentucky and heard a familiar voice (yours!) being interviewed by your dad. 🙂
I love that story, Debbye! I would have loved to see your face when you recognized who was being interviewed! Still miss you around here. 🙂