When I was in the chief accountant's office one day I stepped out again. "The Lord has been telling me something concerning you," I said.
"Oh, really!" he responded.
"Yes," I said. "You have been swiping the petty cash."
"What will you do?" he asked me.
"Nothing, if you promise to stop and put back what you can."
As far as I know, he did stop, but he kept his distance--except when his wife left him. Then he wanted me to pray!
The Lord gave me words of knowledge and prophetic words for people there all the time. They came to know that God was around and that He knew all about them.
This is part of the purpose of prophecy, as 1 Corinthians 14:24-25 points out: "If all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in [to the church], he is...convicted by all. And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you."
GOD WANTS YOU The Lord wants to give you opportunities such as those I had to show that He is real. How will people know if you don't step out and let them see God in action? If you can hear His voice and are willing to obey, He is more than willing to demonstrate His Word.
Unfortunately, we take ourselves too seriously sometimes. We get concerned about our "reputation," and it hinders us from obeying the Holy Spirit. We miss a great deal of excitement and adventure that way.
Don't let self-consciousness hold you back. God wants to use you. People may not always get saved right away, but they will know that God has their number. The rest is up to Him and the work of His Spirit. Your job is simply to listen for His prompting and do what He says, no matter where you are, what you're doing or who's looking. If you do, you will make a difference for eternity!
Kathie Walters travels and speaks nationally and internationally. She is the author of several books, including Living in the Supernatural, Parenting by the Spirit and Celtic Flames.
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