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Willing?

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Reading: Acts 8: 26-40

Verse 34: “The eunuch asked Philip, ‘Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else'”?

There are three active characters in our passage today. The three are Philip, the eunuch, and the Holy Spirit. As followers of Christ, the Holy Spirit is an active part of our lives, just as it was with both Philip and the eunuch. Sometimes in our lives we are like Philip and like the eunuch is the other. At other times we are like the eunuch and the role of Philip is played by a teacher or a mentor or other more mature Christian. In either case, the work of God hinges on our willingness.

The first level of willingness comes from within and asks, ‘How willing are you to listen to and to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit’? We all hear the voice and feel the nudges. Do we demonstrate a willingness to follow whatever or wherever the Spirit leads? In this, we can be the teacher or we can be the seeker, the one serving or the one in need.

When we are the seeker, like the Ethiopian eunuch in today’s passage, are we willing to say, “Tell me please?” when we have questions or doubts or curiosity? At times we too need another to help us along on our faith journey or on our walk through the dark valley. We must be willing to receive when that is our need in life.

Sometimes we are approached by or encounter the seeker or the one in need. When we sense the Holy Spirit leading us to the other, like Philip was, are we willing to take the time and to take the risk to give of ourselves? We may not think we gave the knowledge or the skills or the… for the situation, but we can trust that with the Holy Spirit’s power and presence, we will. When we are willing, God will provide the words or the way or whatever else we need to help another grow closer to Christ.

This day God will provide opportunity. It may be for us to grow in our faith, it may be for us to help another grow in their faith, or it might just do both. May we be willing servants today. Amen.

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2 thoughts on “Willing?

  1. AT JESUS, ACENSION, JESUS COMMISSIONED HIS FOLLOWERS TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL IN ALL EARTH.
    DIRECTED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, THESE FOLLOWERS SEEK TO LEAD SOULS TO A SAVING KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS CHRIST .
    THE GOSPEL FREE US FROM BONDAGE OF SIN, EACH OF US HAS A FREE CHOICE.
    AN ANGEL TOLD PHILP TO GO DOWN TO THE DESERT. THE SPIRIT TOLD PHILIP WHEN TO GO NEAR THE CHARIOT AND JOIN THE EUNCH. THE SPIRITOF THE LORD CAUGHT HIM AWAY WHEN HE WAS DONE HELPING THE ENUCH.
    PHILP EXPLAIN THE SCRIPTURES AS THE ENUCH COULDNT UNDERSTAND.

    CHRIST MUST BE THE CENTER IN OUR MESSAGE.
    AMEN,

    MY TABEL NOT WORKING WELL, IT SHUTS OFF AND ON. 🙂

    GOD BLESSINGS

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