Thursday, May 28, 2020

Acts 8:29-31a NIV 2011

The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”

Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.

“How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?”

Philip was one of seven men “full of the Spirit and wisdom” chosen to spread the Good News. Acts 6:5b, “They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip…” He met a man specifically from Ethiopia reading words found in Isaiah. He asked a question, listened and met the man precisely where he was. He began reading Isaiah 53:7-8 and shared the Good News of Jesus Christ. God points listening believers to lead unbelieving seekers to Christ.

I remember the first time I was asked to be the director of a Vacation Bible School. I’d never done anything like it before but after prayer and conversations with the Lord, God revealed He was calling me to serve Him there. During that first meeting with voulunteers chosen by God I listened and acted on the information they all shared. We chose a Biblical program, teachers for age groups and others that would handle the snacks and activities. God also pointed to one that I would tap to take the mantle the following year. Ears opened, we shared Jesus Christ with all that came.

How do we daily listen?

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