Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Girl with the Red Hair

I had never seen her before in my life. 

But suddenly she was under God's spotlight. 

This past Sunday, I visited a church I'd never been to before to help lead worship with a friend.  When I saw this girl -- early twenties? -- I was immediately drawn to her and I didn't know why.  The pastor mentioned that today was her bridal shower because she was getting married in two weeks! 

Suddenly, I felt that tapping that only the Holy Spirit can do. 

You need to talk to this girl.

I do?

Yes.  Today.  You need to start hanging out with her.

I do? Why?

She's getting married.


She needs someone to talk to.

Okay.  Yes.  Thank you.  Help me not look stupid.

No promises.

So, after church, I turned around (how kind of the Lord to put her close by so I wouldn't chicken out) and introduced myself and congratulated her on her upcoming wedding.

"You might think I have lost my mind, but would you like to go out for coffee sometime and talk about marriage, life, and anything else on your mind?"

She said sure!  Then we laughed, I gave her my number, and I hope to see her Saturday.

Hey, listening to the Lord isn't always easy.  I sat there in my purple church chair arguing with God for several minutes:  I don't have time, and she probably doesn't either.  I'm sure she has great friends and a support system; she doesn't need me.  I have nothing to offer and I have sooo much to learn myself.

But God should not be argued with.  Obey.  Immediately.  Ask questions later.

This is my new motto.


Kathy said...

Jeannie, on the day you wrote this a few friends of mine and I were talking about this exact thing! I love how you describe it as a burning in your heart. For me, I feel like a little bird has lighted on my shoulder . . . may I share this with friends?

Jeannie said...

Kathy, of course!! Thank you so much for letting me know that this meant something to you!

Jocelyn said...

:) :) :)