I love when the Holy Spirit moves me to action after reading a scripture verse. I also hate it. It can be one of the most terrifying times to be a Christian if you try and rely on your own strength to carry out what God has called you to do. A sample conversation that took about 30 seconds during my quiet time after reading the beginning of Proverbs 19 about being a fool.
God: You know that guy sitting outside? God talk to him.
Me: …but I haven’t spent much time with you today in reading or prayer?
God: Do you want to be a fool?
Me: …You win, going outside now.
The revelations that we as Christians are able to have because of the Holy Spirit moving inside of us are incredible. I’ve learned that when He moves your heart in a certain direction or prompts you to obey, if you obey he will bless you. The truth is, I’ve been having this conversation about the man sitting outside for quite awhile now and I’ve chosen to be a fool and to choose to not do what God commands me. He turned out to be one of the nicest guys I’ve met in a long time, and now I only have a few months to be able to get to know him and build a relationship. If I would have listened to God awhile ago it wouldn’t be this way now. However, I can’t go back and do it over. All I can do is learn to obey and lay down my will and my own comfort. If the Holy Spirit moves in you to reach out and to have a conversation, go forth boldly and don’t put it off. He has got amazing things planned for you.