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Monday, October 22, 2012

The Little Matter of Intuition

Alexander Graham Bell Using Telephone

If God needed to gain your attention today, where would you place yourself on a scale of 1 (deaf) to 5 (all ears)...(Serendipity Bible 10th Anniversary Edition, page 1018).

Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much” (Luke 16:10 TNIV).

I would ask for a moment that we try to put ourselves in God's place years ago when his people were in slavery in Egypt. He needed a servant who could be trusted to obey His directives not only in leading the deliverance of his people, but to guide them though formative years in the desert in which God's instructions and laws needed to be disseminated and established. In short, the immediate task for God was to find a faithful servant who could (would) hear his voice and obey it.

Let us put this challenge in today's terms. Say we had a critical mission that had to rely upon a piece of communication equipment. Surely we would not wait until the critical event to test the reliance of our equipment, but would do so before hand with communication of apparently trivial information in trivial and non-critical times. In inventing the first practical telephone Alexander Graham Bell did not wait for an emergency to test his equipment but said simply “Watson, come here! I want to see you!”

I would like to speculate that this is the place of intuition in our lives. It is God testing the reliability of his servant in which the faithful completion of apparently trivial matters indicates whether his instrument is flawed by denial and dishonesty. So the next time you are ordering a sandwich at Subway, if you feel led (with a strange conviction out of all proportion to the occasion) to add a little onion, my advice is that you faithfully follow your intuition. Whether you are trusted with much may well hang in the balance.

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