Does God really speak to His people?

Praying to end abortion

Praying to end abortion.

He heard God say, “Don’t worry about it.  I’ve already sent you the money.”

In Tuscaloosa, I asked a few men and women to help bring GAP to the U of Alabama and Auburn U.  During the Q&A, Bill Overstreet, the pastor at Capstone Church, pledged to raise $2,000 by the end of the week.  He said he felt God leading him to pledge that specific amount.

I nodded in joyful thanks, because we needed his help.  But about the “God told me” thing, I’m always skeptical.  People often use it as a shield to deflect criticism, “If you disagree with me, you are fighting with God, because God told me …”  You know the drill.

Also, I’m skeptical because God has given His people more than enough resources to end abortion tomorrow, but too few of His people “feel” God leading them to do anything about it.  Based on the actions of His people, either (a) God doesn’t care about abortion very much at all, or (b) He is calling His people to act and they are ignoring that call.

Anyway, I was thankful that this pastor … or God, as it were … had agreed to help.

The next day, Pastor Overstreet was walking his neighborhood, asking God whom he should approach for help with that $2,000 pledge.  He heard God say, “Don’t worry about it.  I’ve already sent you the money.”

When he returned from his walk, he saw a letter on his desk from a man in Texas who used to be a member at Capstone.  He wrote that he felt led of God to send a check to the church for a special need.  He didn’t know what the need was, but he was sure Pastor Overstreet would know.  Along with the letter was a check for $2,000, the exact amount of the pledge!

Yes, Virginia, there is a God.  And he bears gifts for His people.  And He is calling His people to end abortion.

BTW, we still need another $2,500 to cover our Alabama GAP expenses.  Perhaps you have also heard from God and your check is already in the mail.  Or maybe you’re just behind and need to catch up.  Ever think of that?  Your gift today (click here) will allow us to schedule another GAP.  Thank you so much for answering God’s call.

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