A Thought For Your Christian Journey:
And He Arose And
Acts 8:26-27 26 And the angel of
the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way
that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.
27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man
of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians,
who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to
If there is one theme that is
consistent in Acts chapter eight it is the fact of going. We notice in
verse four that the Church was scattered through persecution. Put simply,
that means they left and went. We notice in
that Peter and John came to join in the Samarian Revival being service by
Philip. Then again in
26-27 we see Philip willingly yielding to God's direction to even go again.
Clearly, one must go if one will win with the Gospel.
Just today I was talking with one of
our dear Church saints about how we sit in our homes and offices and speak to
the same people from day to day. People we have already tried to witness
to and continue to share with as God gives us opportunity. However, we
often feel the urge, realizing the command, to go. But how do we go when
we know we have already gone?
I remember reading about one
prominent pastor who felt the same urge and came up with an answer that worked.
He went to a local book store and joined a book club. He joined this club,
not so much for the books, but for the opportunity to get around new people in a
way that would allow him to one day share his faith with them. Taking this
into consideration the opportunities are limitless. If we will go?
So the question is simple and its
answer is all around us. If we would be obedient, if we will respond to
the spirits urge within us, then we will go. We will find a way and we
will go. This might require a bit of a stretch and a sacrifice, but the
results are potentially eternal in their perspective. How will you
carry the gospel to the world all around you?
A Devotional Thought published June 21,
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