A Divine Appointment (Acts 8:26-40)

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If God is living and active in the world (He is) and if He really is in control (He is), then it is no accident that we live where we live and work where we work. God has determined specifically when and where all of us live. In fact, God has determined when and where everyone lives - so that they would seek Him and find Him. This is what God does. This is what He is doing. He is drawing people around us to Himself, like He did with a man from Ethiopia in Acts 8.

Philip “randomly” meets a man on a desert road – a man from far-away Ethiopia of all places. This man who shouldn't be seeking after God is hungry and thirsty to find Him. Philip listens to and obeys the Holy Spirit. As a result, he meets this man who is already seeking God. Because Philip was deeply spiritual, he experienced a "divine appointment" - an encounter with someone God was already drawing to Himself.

Why can’t situations like this happen among us? Why shouldn’t we expect God’s Spirit to move in us and lead like this? Let’s pray and search for “divine appointments” – encounters with people God is already drawing to Himself. Maybe God will actually bring us into contact with people who are already itching to hear about real hope – people who are ready to hear the life-giving story about Jesus.

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If God is living and active in the world (He is) and if He really is in control (He is), then it is no accident that we live where we live and work where we work. God has determined specifically when and where all of us live. In fact, God has determined when and where everyone lives - so that they would seek Him and find Him. This is what God does. This is what He is doing. He is drawing people around us to Himself, like He did with a man from Ethiopia in Acts 8.

Philip “randomly” meets a man on a desert road – a man from far-away Ethiopia of all places. This man who shouldn't be seeking after God is hungry and thirsty to find Him. Philip listens to and obeys the Holy Spirit. As a result, he meets this man who is already seeking God. Because Philip was deeply spiritual, he experienced a "divine appointment" - an encounter with someone God was already drawing to Himself.

Why can’t situations like this happen among us? Why shouldn’t we expect God’s Spirit to move in us and lead like this? Let’s pray and search for “divine appointments” – encounters with people God is already drawing to Himself. Maybe God will actually bring us into contact with people who are already itching to hear about real hope – people who are ready to hear the life-giving story about Jesus.

Download here!