Another random reading from the prayer devotional, which I may work through for a bit, so I’ll stop apologising for not reading my way through one Bible book!
I’ve been talking on and off to a friend recently about being more open and responsive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit – we’ve both had occasions when we’ve ‘randomly’ contacted someone at just the right time, or seen God working in similar ‘coincidences’.
This must be one of the coolest ever, though, mustn’t it? ‘Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts,’ and the thing he had been waiting for all his life was fulfilled – and probably in a more incredible way than he had ever dreamed!
I imagine he had been expecting to hear news of a mighty army coming to defeat the Romans, or similar – that’s what everyone else seemed to be waiting for – but instead he saw a tiny baby and was in tune enough with God to know: ‘This is it.’
How amazing! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have that kind of relationship with God that his Spirit could lead you that easily and reveal the truth to you that clearly?
I find that so inspiring!