Quite often, the Lord speaks to me when I’m in worship. Sometimes those words are for me, sometimes they are to be shared with one other individual and every once in a while, they are for me to share with the entire congregation.
This summer, we were ministering at a church in another state when the Lord began to speak to me in worship. It was such an intimate word and it spoke directly to my heart. I embraced it, I treasured it. This was a word for me. But then the Lord told me to share it with the rest of the congregation. I resisted at first. This was my word and I didn’t want to share.
My husband went up to preach after worship. He began to share some things the Lord was showing him for the congregation. They corresponded with what the Lord had spoke to me and I knew that I had to share. It was an offering up. I wanted to keep for myself what He had showed me but obedience won out and I shared my word with the rest of the people there.
Later I found out how much what was spoken applied to the church as a whole. That was a taste of the reward of being obedient. Offering up the treasures in my heart.
***This is Day 26 of “31 Days of Offering Up” – part of the #write31days challenge. To read all the posts in order, please visit the overview page.***