man had been to Wednesday night Bible Study.
The Pastor had shared about listening to God and obeying the Lord's
The young man couldn't help but wonder, "Does God still speak
After service he went out with some friends for coffee and pie and
discussed the message.
Several different ones talked about how God had led them in
It was about ten o'clock when the young man started driving home.
Sitting in his car, he just began to pray,
"God. . . If you still speak to people, speak to me. I will
listen. I will do my
best to obey."
As he drove down the main street of his town, he had the strangest
stop and buy a gallon of milk.
He shook his head and said out loud, "God is that you?"
He didn't get a reply and started on toward home.
But again, the thought, buy a gallon of milk.
The young man thought about Samuel and how he didn't recognize the
voice of God, and how little Samuel ran to Eli.
"Okay, God, in case that is you, I will buy the milk."
It didn't seem like too hard a test of obedience. He could always
He stopped and purchased the gallon of milk and started off toward
As he passed Seventh street, he again felt the urge, "Turn down
This is crazy he thought and drove on past the intersection.
Again, he felt that he should turn down seventh street.
At the next intersection, he turned back and headed down Seventh.
Half jokingly, he said out loud, "Okay, God, I will."
He drove several blocks, when suddenly, he felt like he should stop.
He pulled over to the curb and looked around. He was in a
area of town.
It wasn't the best but it wasn't the worst of neighborhoods either.
The businesses were closed and most of the houses looked dark like
people were already in bed.
Again, he sensed something, "Go and give the milk to the people
in the house
across the street."
The young man looked at the house.
It was dark and it looked like the people were either gone or they
He started to open the door and then sat back in the car seat.
Those people are asleep and if I wake them up, they are going to be
mad and I
will look stupid."
Again, he felt like he should go and give the milk.
Finally, he opened the door, "Okay God, if this is you, I will
go to the
door and I will give them the milk.
If you want me to look like a crazy person, okay. I want to be
I guess that will count for something but if they don't answer right
am out of here."
He walked across the street and rang the bell. He could hear
some noise inside. A man's voice yelled out, "Who is it? What
do you want?"
Then the door opened before the young man could get away.
The man was standing there in his jeans and t-shirt. He looked like
just got out of bed. He had a strange look on his face and he didn't
too happy to have some stranger standing on his doorstep. "What
The young man thrust out the gallon of milk, "Here, I brought
this to you."
The man took the milk and rushed down a hall way speaking loudly in
Then from down the hall came a woman carrying the milk toward the
The man was following her holding a baby. The baby was crying.
The man had tears streaming down his face. The man began speaking
"We were just praying. We had some big bills this month and we
ran out of
We didn't have any milk for our baby.
I was just praying and asking God to show me how to get some
His wife in the kitchen yelled out, "I ask him to send an Angel
some...Are you an Angel?"
The young man reached into his wallet and pulled out all the money
he had on
and put in the man's hand. He turned and walked back toward his car
tears were streaming down his face. He knew that God still answers
and that God still speaks to His people.
God talks to us daily! We are to be in Obedience unto the
functioning of the
When God speaks to your heart of hearts, obey, for in your sacrifice
obedience, God rewards you bountifully!
Praise God, for every opportunity to be used of Him, for He is Faithful to
answers prayers of those who seek Him.