Precise instructions from God lead to unique encoutners.

Later God’s angel spoke to Philip: “At noon today I want you to walk over to that desolate road that goes from Jerusalem down to Gaza.” He got up and went. He met an Ethiopian eunuch coming down the road. The eunuch had been on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and was returning to Ethiopia, where he was minister in charge of all the finances of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. He was riding in a chariot and reading the prophet Isaiah. Acts 8:26-28 (The Message)

A friend of mine put on his facebook that he had ‘felt’ God say to him to go down to the church (he is a minister). He went and met up with one of the builders working on the building. He was reading the bible and wanted prayer for a problem. What a cool encounter! God was pleased to lead my friend into this encounter in the same way that he was pleased to lead Philip to his encounter with the Ethiopian finance minister. He too was reading the Bible, a part of it called Isaiah, and the opportunity was opened.

I am confident that God can make such opportunities for us today too, if only we are willing to be led by him. If we will take his Word in the Bible and look for his Spirit in prayer then who knows what opportunities lay in store. We need to be willing to take up such encounters though, as God will not push or shove us into helping others find his truth. He will only lead us.

Peace to you in the name of Jesus.

May we encounter God’s Word today, encounter his Spirit, and take the time and trouble to listen for the opportunity to encounter others and lead them into both his Word and his Spirit. Amen.

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