Echoes From the Campfire

This is the message of Christmas:  We are never alone.”
              –Taylor Caldwell

    “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me [Moses] from among your own brothers. You must listen to him.”
              –Deuteronomy 18:15(HCSB)
I fully believe that the Lord is always there with us.  That is one of the greatest pieces of news for the believer, the Christian, those who have accepted Him, been born-again and are Christ-like.  Christmas should be a time when we are reassured as to that fact.
    I have learned a few things over the years.  One is that you never know how you might touch someone.  There are things we should always do simply because it is right, and there are things we should be doing because we are being led by the Spirit.
    Recently I heard an interview concerning the latter.  Some of you will remember Clint Walker (Cheyenne).  He was telling of his life and how he came to Hollywood.  Cecil B. DeMille was in the process of interviewing for The Ten Commandments, that colossal film of his.  Walker was to have a personal interview with DeMille for a part.  DeMille demanded that things be accurate and there was a certain guard in Egypt that had blue eyes, Walker had blue eyes and was to be interviewed.  On his way to the studio that morning he noticed a woman on the side of the highway with a flat tire.  Doing what was right, he pulled over and helped her with the tire.  She was concerned that she kept him from something, he shrugged and said that he was only a little late.
    When he arrived at DeMille’s office, he was greeted with rough, “Son, you’re late!”  Walker then told him that he stopped to help a lady on the highway with a flat tire.  To which the gruff voice replied, “I know, that lady was my secretary.”  See, you never know.
    On the other hand, we are to be led by the Spirit.  We should have the Word of God etched in our hearts so that we can recognize His leading.  He will never tell us to do anything contrary to the Word.  He might simply urge us to smile; you realize that there are people out there in need of a smile, especially this time of year and in our crazy world.  He may tell you to give, He may tell you to hold back.  We should be in-tune with the Holy Spirit so that we can recognize His voice.
    So do what you should, what you know is right!  Then also be sensitive to the voice of the Spirit.