Hot Dogs and Holy Spirit Nudges — 22 Comments

  1. Such a beautiful story, Diane. I’m so glad you followed the Holy Spirit’s lead on this. We just never know when God will use us to encourage others and plant a seed He can grow. Thank you for sharing!

  2. What a blessing indeed Ms. Diane Virginia. Mike’s for trusting you; your’s for trusting God’s nudge. So often, society has conditioned us to be unaware of those in peril and need around us. The world screams “Don’t get involved! Look away! Move away!” The Holy Spirit says “I’ve placed this person in your path for a reason. Just be the person I am making you to be and I’ll guide you in what to say and do.” I know, it’s a hard thing to do sometimes, but I remind myself each day that God blesses me not because of who I am or what I might have done; He blesses me so I might serve Him by blessing others. I praise God this morning that my friend Ms. Diane Virginia heeded that call in Mike’s life. My prayer is that one day, in heaven’s glory, Mike comes up to hug you and tell you how pleased he was to see you host an “angel unaware.” God’s blessings ma’am.

  3. Diane, I admire your courage and openness to minister to the homeless. The Lord has been prompting me to minister to them with “blessing bags.” I’m going to hand these out when I drive up at stop lights where people are begging. I’m filling them with travel-sized soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, gift cards to restaurants and Starbucks, and most importantly, Bible verses. Maybe even a little New Testament. Blessings❤️

  4. Your story reminds me about a few years back, making up a few Thanksgiving meals to pass out to the homeless. It was definitely an eye opener. Loved your story and you answering God’s call.❤️

    • Thank you so much, Sandra, for your encouraging comment. I agree. Blessing the poor is an eye opener, and very fulfilling. Mike was happy to be treated with respect. I pray he found his way to a relationship with Christ. ❤️

  5. Beautiful. Praise the Lord for your faithfulness and Mike’s willingness. Thank you for sharing this encouraging story. God is good 🙏🙌

  6. Inspiring, Diane! Thank you! There is a homeless man that occasionally sits outside my local grocery store with his dog. The Lord consistently encourages me to meet one of needs—whether food, water, dog treats or a blanket. I am convinced I leave more blessed than he does.

    • I agree, sister. Just acknowledging them helps. All three homeless men that hang out in the area go by the name, “Mike.” A different “Mike” started accepting cookies and finally sandwiches from me and then he started allowing me to pray with him. Eventually, he got a JOB! and then a place to live.

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