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A Test Of Faith

Young man had been to Wednesday Night Bible


T he Pastor had shared
About listening to God and obeying the Lord's

The young man couldn't
Help but wonder, 'Does God still speak to

After service, he went
Out with some friends for coffee and pie and
They discussed the message.
Different ones talked about how God had led them
In different ways.

It was about ten
When the young man started
Driving home. Sitting
In his car, he just began to pray, 'God...If you
Still speak t O people, speak to me. I will
Listen. I will do my best to

As he drove down the
Main street of his town, he had the strangest
Thought to stop and buy a gallon of milk.

He shook his head and said out
Loud, 'God is that you?' He didn't get a reply
And started on toward home.

But again,
The thought, buy a gallon of

The young man thought
About Samuel and how he didn't recognize the
Voice of God, and how little Samuel ran to Eli.

'Okay, God, in case that is you, I
Will buy the milk.' It didn't seem like too hard
A test of obedience. He could always use the
Milk. He stopped and purchased the gallon of
Milk and started off toward home.

As he passed Seventh
Street, he again felt the urge, 'Turn Down
That street.'

This is crazy he
Thought, and drove on past the

Again, he felt that he
Should turn down Seventh Street

At the next intersection,
he turned back and headed down

Half jokingly, he said
Out loud,

'Okay, God, I

He drove several
Blocks, when suddenly, he felt like he should
Stop He pulled over to the curb and looked
Around. He was in a semi- commercial area of
Town. It wasn't the best but it wasn't the worst
Of neighborhoods either.
The businesses were
Closed and most of the houses looked dark like
The people were already in bed.

Again, he sensed something, 'Go and
Give t he milk to the people in the house across
The street.' The young man looked at the house.
It was dark and it looked like the people were
Either gone or they were already asleep. He
Started to open the door and then sat back in
The car seat.

'Lord, this is insane.
Those people are asleep and if I wake them up,
They are going
To be mad and I will look
Stupid.' Again, he felt like he should go and
Give the milk.

Finally, he opened
The door, 'Okay God, if this is you, I will go
To the door and I will give them the MI lk. If
You want me to look like a crazy person, okay. I
Want to be obedient. I guess that will count for
Some thing, but if they don't answer right away,
I am out of here.'

He walked across
The street and rang the bell. He could hear some
Noise inside. A man's voice yelled
Out, 'Who
Is it? What do you want?' Then the door opened
Before the young man could get away.

The man was standing there in his
Jeans and T-shirt. H e looked like
Just got out of bed. He had a strange
Look on his face and he didn't seem too happy to
Have some stranger standing on his doorstep.
'What is it?'

The young man thrust
Out the gallon of milk, 'Here, I brought this to
You.' The man took the milk and rushed down a

Then from down the hall
Came a woman carrying the milk toward the
Kitchen. The man was following her holding a
Baby. The baby was crying. The man h ad tears
Streaming down his face.

The man began
Speaking and half crying, 'We were just praying.
We had
Some big bills this month and we ran
Out of money. We didn't have any milk for our
Baby. I was just praying and asking God to show
Me how to get some milk.'

Wife in the kitchen yelled out, 'I ask him to
Send an Angel with some. Are you an Angel?'

The young man reached into his
wallet and pulled out all the money he had on
him and put in the man's hand. He turned and
walked back toward his car and the tears were
streaming down his face.
He knew that God
still answers prayers.

Beautiful story, young man.

Beautiful story, young man.