Sunday, February 3, 2013

Word of the Day... February 3, 2013

And on the next day he got up and went away with them, and some of the brethren from Joppa accompanied him. Acts 10:23

Sometimes when we share the gospel, people don't want to hear it. I have had many situations like that when I want to share Jesus I will get the looks like…okay here she goes again. But then there are times when people are receptive and responsive and want to hear every word.

That is what we find in Acts 10, when Cornelius and his friends and family had gathered to hear Peter speak to them. This single sermon of Peter's changed church history. So Joppa was the place Jonah went to get away from God, but it is also the place where Peter answered God's call to go to Caesarea and reach some Gentiles.

In contrast to Jonah, who didn't really want to go to his enemies, we have Peter, who was willing to go. If Peter had said, "Never, Lord!" that could have been the end of it. But he responded to God's call. I think it is important that as Christians that we all stay open to the Lord.  We need to be still so we can hear Him when He speaks to us and then we need to be obedient  and do what He asks us to.  The greatest thing about Jesus is He equips us for everything He asks us to do.  We just need to be like Peter and say “yes Lord”. 

The next question is…Where is God calling you to go today?

I hope you all have a blessed and Simply Heavenly Sunday!!! 


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