One Step of Obeying God’s Prompting Led to….

Peevee is a blogger I interact with. She is from the Philippines. Her blog is In a recent post she shared about what q country Africa has meant to her and asked if readers had a similar experience with a country. I replied that Romania had significance for me, so she encouraged me to write about it.

I read a book Tortured For Christ by Rev. Wurmbrand. He was a pastor in Romania when it was under a communist dictatorship and was imprisoned by the communists. When I read his book, I knew I had to go to Romania. It was an impression before God that Romania would be important for me.

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My first of seven trips to Romania was twenty-five years ago this month. It was there that I realized how easily I connect with other cultures. It was there that I taught English for the first time.

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It was through my trips to Romania that God called me to the work and ministry he has me doing now. As I look back over the past twenty-five years, it amazes me how one obedient step of following through on that prompting after reading that book has transformed my life. It also amazes me the numerous opportunities to share Christ with the nations that resulted from that first trip and subsequent trips to Romania.

I loved the people and the culture of Romania. I still hope to go back for one last visit someday just to catch up with people I have not seen since 2005. But that first step of following through to that prompting led to opportunities I could not have imagined at the time.

Have you experienced a first step that led to many blessings?

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

6 thoughts on “One Step of Obeying God’s Prompting Led to….

  1. Yes, I have experienced first steps like the one you mentioned. In college, I was asked to lead worship with my guitar at a student Bible study. I’d never played in public before that. I practiced and practiced three songs and then played them they night. I remember one of them was the chorus “Seek Ye First.” This was the beginning of me leading worship and writing songs with my guitar.

  2. I know I’ve not been consistent on WordPress, but my writing journey began in earnest when one friend urged me to get writing. Another friend had given me a daily reading Bible so I decided the best thing to write about is the Bible. I’ve been writing daily for quite a few years now.

  3. Hope you get to return to Romania soon big brother. I always feel our acts of obedience lead to blessings big and small. 🇷🇴

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