A Meeting Place
A Rooftop Experience – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Acts 10:4-23
Key Verse: Acts 10:9
About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray.
We concluded yesterday’s devotional by pointing to the fact that we need to give God time to change us. God knew that Peter would seek out a secluded place to pray. I would imagine that Peter had used the flat roofs of houses many other times to get alone with his God. It was this routine—this spiritual discipline—that had given God the opportunity to change Peter’s entire perspective of evangelism. Beyond evangelism, God dug out some deep rooted prejudice in Peter’s life that would have prevented Peter’s heart to grow more like Christ.
We are seldom aware of our own blind spots that will hinder our walk with Christ. We don’t know what we don’t know! The Bible reminds us that the heart is deceitful above all else. In other words, we easily overlook our own junk! Daily prayer gives God a chance to speak into our lives. It is at our place of prayer that God can come and remove obstacles that prevent spiritual growth.
Life is busy and filled with noise. The amount of social media at our fingertips can cause our minds to be in constant motion. We must find ways to slow our pace and quiet the noise if we want to hear from God. Peter didn’t have a dramatic word from God every day, nor will we. But when we develop a regular time, there will be times for God to speak.
Father, I will make myself available to you today and every day. I invite you to my time—to my place—to speak to me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.