Today’s scripture selection: Acts 13-14
Key Verse: Acts 13:2-3
“While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabus and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’ So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.”
If you read a bit of the book of Acts – one thing quickly becomes clear. In the unfolding of early church history, nothing happens by accident.
From the beginning
- Before the apostles fully understand what was to come
- Before the Holy Spirit first “blew” into town – literally
- Before the first believers began to understand the persecution they would suffer; and the protection they would receive from God
- Before they were first called Christians
- Before the sermons and the miracles
- Before the journeys that would take them to the “ends of the earth” – as promised – witnessing for the faith
There was a plan.
It wasn’t a plan they created – it was the one God had in mind.
And, one step at a time, it unfolded as the Spirit of God led those who were willing to be used for His glory and purposes.
Two thousand years later, that plan is still unfolding.
People of faith are still “set apart” and called.
And God still manages to work more than a few miracles – miracles of grace and love – through the imperfect, but sincere, efforts of his children.
So I invite you to look for the ways God desires to set you apart. I invite you to listen for the “still, small voice” of God as you are called into action.
It’s no accident – it may well be your destiny.
And who knows what miracles God will perform using little, old you.
Prayer: Lord, set me apart, according to your will, for your purposes. And may the glory be yours. AMEN.