Obeying

My mom wanted me to promise that I wouldn’t pick up and hitchikers while I was in Tulsa. I compromised and told her that I wouldn’t unless I felt God very specifically speak to me.

Last night, I was on my way back from a special service at another church, and I took a couple wrong turns . . . pretty strange. I wound up seeing a guy walking on the side of the road and I heard God speak to me to go and pick him up and give him a ride. It wasn’t a very “safe” part of town so I tried to ignore God for a split second… and I had a griping feeling in my gut so I knew it was totally God and I needed to stop. So I did.

Turns out he didn’t need a ride. He only needed $4.24 for a Greyhound ticket to Oklahoma City. Normally I would have been skeptical, but since I knew I had heard God I pulled out a Lincoln (the bill, not the coin) and offered it to him. And he didn’t want to take it without working for it. He wanted to wash my car or do SOMETHING because he didn’t want to be a beggar. He just wouldn’t take it. Finally I was sort of frank and abrupt and just told him that God told me to help him, and he’d better take it. 🙂

After I identified myself as a Christian, the man proceeded to tell me his testimony. It took awile, but it was good. He walked away with his hands in the air praising God. I got back in my car encouraged.

Always be obedient to God.

*Picking up hitchikers can be dangerous and I do not encourage anyone to do dangerous activities. Just obey God (because if you’re CERTAIN its God-then you will be worse off for disobeying God.*

5 Replies to “Obeying”

  1. Out of the blue God can just take us in a direction we never expected to go and the results are far better than anything we could have planned or worked out ourselves. Good job Adam!

  2. You’re precious, Adam.

    You’ll be mad to know that I picked up a guy walking down the side of the road. I’m sorry…I know you’re probably thinking, “ABBY! YOU NUT CASE!!!” But I had seen him before walking the same road, and it was a really hot day out…so I couldn’t help it.

    And in case I haven’t told you enough lately…I MISS YOU!!!

  3. I pity the poor hitch-hiker that tries to mug me. If I put my hands in my pockets, I can be arrested for concealing deadly weapons. 🙂

    And, Abby, please don’t pick up any more strange walking people. I’m not fond of funerals. Thanks.

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