S.cripture – Acts 8:
26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”
O.bservation – One of the major differences in the miraculous events in the lives of the apostles and our lives today is that they were willing to obey the urging of the Spirit.
A.pplication – How many times do we pass up an opportunity to follow God’s lead? How many blessings have we missed out on being a part of and receiving for ourselves by not stepping out in fath as God tells us to. And why is it? Is it that we are afraid that God is going to lead us into a turbulent path? Are we afraid of stepping out of our comfort zone long enough to let God actually have His way in our lives? Do we think that God is going to get us out there and then abandon us to our own abilities? If this is not the case then why do I fail to heed the call of the spirit to speak to a stranger, or reach out to someone in need, or make an extra effort to serve? And if these are my reasons, how sad is my mustard seed of faith.
Phillip gives us an example of being led by God to do His work. May we ever walk the same desert path as which God leads us to.
P.rayer – Father help me to follow the leading of your spirit in all the subtle , still small ways that you speak to me.
Y.ieldedness – I give up my pride and comfort and yield to your leading God!