On Thursday morning I received one of those work emails that nobody likes to get. A project was not going as planned and would require significant thought and redirection.
So, as I got Paul up to get him ready for school my mind was not on him or on God, but was filled with thoughts and ideas along with a bit of a complaining spirit.
And God intervened.
As I walked Paul to the toilet he happily cried out, “trust in the Lord with all your heart!”
Why did he do that? I can only conclude the Holy Spirit told him to. There weren’t any other external factors to encourage him to do it – no music tapes, no conversation about God, certainly nothing I was doing in that moment.
It had the effect of both chastising me and encouraging me. Even the little spark of mumbling in my soul appeared very wicked in that instant. And at the same time, I knew that God would help me on every level – with the project, with killing my sin, even with trusting him.
I found Dianne and told her what Paul had done, to which she replied, “our little prophet.” Indeed!
And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:19-21