Divine Appointments

March 8 | Acts 8:26-28

“Then an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza, this is a desert place.” So he arose and went, and behold, a man, and Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, the queen of Ethiopia, who was over all of her treasury who came to worship in Jerusalem, and he was returning, and sitting on his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah.” (Acts 8:26–28)

God once every one of us to be so attentive to the Holy Spirit’s voice that we witness divine appointments everywhere we go. A divine appointment is when God puts you in the right place at the right time for the right person. Then, the Holy Spirit speaks through you to that person.

An angel of the Lord spoke to Philip and told him exactly where to go. If Philip didn’t listen to the angel, the eunuch in the desert would never know Jesus. He would not take Jesus back to Ethiopia. This was a man who worked for their loyalty in Ethiopia. He had sway with the political powerhouses in Ethiopia.

God wanted to use this man to influence a nation, and perhaps a continent. But it all started with Phillips obedience to hear God’s voice through the angel. How would Philip witness to this man? One thing’s for sure: he had a captive audience. There’s not much else you can do in a desert.

Philip could not put that Ethiopian eunuch in the desert. He couldn’t have the man reading from the book of Isaiah about Jesus. But he could be obedient to what He directed by His angel. We get flustered with all the details we shouldn’t even worry about. All we have to do is be obedient like Philip, and the Lord will do the rest.

Action Step: Learn to listen to the Holy Spirit’s voice. Don’t get caught up in the details. Let God do what He does, and you follow His lead and walked through the doors He opens.

Jesus, teach me to be obedient to what You say to me. Don’t let me get caught in the weeds. I don’t want fear or uncertainty to paralyze me and keep me from letting Your Spirit speak and minister through me. Make me patient to work with You.

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