How the wrong turn lead to the right address

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How often do we realise we are on the wrong road and then quickly turn back?

It was on a casual walk, on my way home when I saw a turn-off which seemed to be a short-cut.

I decided to take it. Merely 50 steps down the road I realised it was going to be a little longer. Sometimes when that happens I normally just say to the Lord: “Lord this is going to give me a little extra time, and I give myself over to Your leading, to use me to pray for the people living here.”

So I just walked on and prayed as I felt the Lord laid on my heart for each house that I was passing.

You can think of the shock I got when I passed one particular home and the Lord prompted me to pray for some specific things for the people in there – and added to that, He prompted me to go and knock on the door and tell them I am praying for them … and for those specific things.

I really wanted to just keep on walking … but the Holy Spirit convicted me, ever so gently, to turn around.

What a surprise I got when I realised that the owner of the house turned out to be the director of a Christian mobile library service. It was wonderful to bring encouragement to a family member in God.

And so I went along just rejoicing in the Lord about how He brings us to intercede for others while at the same time He works in our own hearts.

My prayer is that this testimony will inspire you to pray more for others and to bring the life and the hope of glory in Christ to the many in need.

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