Listening to the Holy Spirit

//Listening to the Holy Spirit

Listening to the Holy Spirit

Listening to the Holy Spirit,
Throughout our lives we get inspired by many different things, tv shows, radio stations, DIY books, or even other people. I feel that most of the inspirations come from the Holy Spirit, but it is up to us if we choose to listen to His guidance or not. If we choose not to listen we could miss out on some great opportunities or even make some bad choices in life. Either way we are very likely to miss out and don’t get a second chance. Look at it like this. You get cravings right? Some of us get cravings for ice cream, cookies, or your favorite BBQ. This is my craving or inspiration. This is a story of how great our God is. On April 24, 2017 (first picture) the Holy Spirit inspired me to go and build a cross. It took a while to make, little time here and a little time there, but finally got it done. On May 4, 2017 (second picture) you can see the finished cross. When I finished the inspiring cross I thought to myself where am I going to put it. So I decided to hang it in our living room for now. As time went by I was patiently waiting to here from the Holy Spirit as to where it’s home is going to be. Months went by and still nothing. Finally almost 6 months later the Holy Spirit showed me where a great need is going to be for His cross. It was on Nov 5, 2017. One of the worst days in Texas history, a great loss of life happened. On this day in Sutherland Springs Texas 26 angels went to heaven. The community of Sutherland Springs, the congregation of Sutherland Spring and hearts all over the great State of Texas united as one. Even hearts all over our great country came together on this day and poured out their love to this little town. What an amazing God we have. As time passed the community and congregation started to move forward. With their eyes looking towards Heaven and their voices singing victory. God’s Angels are watching over this little church and it’s people started to rebuild. Immediately after this sad day the congregation, people of Texas put up a tent for First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs to have church. Again what an amazing God we have. As time has pass God continued to shower His love over this church. In the next picture (third picture) On Jan 16, 2018 my wife and I attended church at Sutherland Spring and to our amazement this is where the congregation decided to place God’s cross. Again what an amazing God we have. From time to time my wife and I would attend church in Sutherland Springs. On Sunday of May 19, 2019 in the next picture (fourth picture) First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs had their Grand Opening for their new church. I give all the Glory to our Heavenly Father for His love and placing us in the shadow of His wings.
Thank you Jesus.

Inspired on April 24, 2017

Inspired on April 24, 2017

Finished on May 4, 2017

Finished on May 4, 2017

Portable building January 16, 2018

Portable building Jan 16, 2018


New Church dedication at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on May 19, 2019


2019-05-27T10:26:10+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|Inspirational Thoughts|


  1. Helen LaRue May 22, 2019 at 11:46 am - Reply

    What a wonderful testimony of listening to the Holy Spirit and waiting on His timing! What a blessing! Thanks for sharing.

    Your Cousin, Helen

    • Rick Clifton May 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm - Reply

      Thank you for the encouraging words

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