Your Neighbor is God Appointed
Our God of Revelation – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Acts 16:6-10
Key Verse: Acts 16:9
During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”
I ended yesterday’s thoughts with the fact that God is a God who “convinces.” For the Apostle Paul it was a vision at night. Other times it was a nudge in his inner spirit that convinced him of God’s revelation. The fact is, when God determines that He wants to reveal a fresh thought—a new truth—to us, He knows how to convince us.
I sometimes fret that I’m not doing all that God wants me to do. There is no specific area that comes to mind—it’s a general feeling that I ought to do more. I have to pull myself out of that doubt-filled pit and trust that God has the ability to convince me when He wants me to do a new adventure for His kingdom. As best as I can know my own heart, I believe I will obey any new revelation from God. So, I fall back on my life verse: God will work in me both to want and do His good purposes (Philippians 2:13).
Can you say the same thing? Are you willing to obey if God convinces you of a divine appointment that reveals itself today? Are you ready to spring into action when an opportunity presents itself to help someone—that might lead to a conversation—that might lead to a relationship in which that person takes some steps toward Jesus?
Father, I am ready and willing to serve your purposes today. Interrupt my agenda and convince me that you are at the center of it all. I ask this in Jesus’ name, amen.