Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Josh's 2nd Appearance

“Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them. So passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas. And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” Now after he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them.” -Acts 16:6-10

When the Spirit didn’t permit Paul, Silas and Timothy to go somewhere, they just kept moving. They went on to the next place and continued like this until Paul had a vision that lead them to Macedonia.

I think, as humans, we think God wants all of us to follow some pattern, but Jesus said “follow me.” He didn’t say give this much money, or preach only to your neighbor, or go to a different place, or wait, or go. He said “follow me.”

So there will be times to wait on the Lord and times to “go into all the world and preach the gospel,” but the key in all of it is to follow Jesus.


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