Lessons from the Eunuch: The Crossroads

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Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. - Acts 8:26-28

 I just love the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch! This one small group of verses has so much to teach us.

The beginning scriptures show us God at work. See, He's made a promise.

You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. - Jeremiah 29:13

The eunuch, he was seeking. God knows the heart. And He always, always answers.

In this instance, the answer came in the form of Philip. But the answer required his obedience to God's will. The Lord instructed and Philip went. It's that simple, it really is.

This is the beautiful crossroads that God creates. A need and a fulfillment of that need. There is never one without the other.

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So today, if you are seeking, please remember that God promises that you will find Him.

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. - Matthew 7:7-8

 Today, if you are following, take heart that God will direct your steps to fulfill His promises.

But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. - James 1:25

Doesn't that just blow you away?

So Seekers, take heart. And Doers, be ready.

The eunuch story proves that God has a plan for you both.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. - Jeremiah 29:11

 

Heavenly Father, may we always seek You first. Then may we be ever listening and ready to go where You send, to whom You send. I know there are seekers, Lord. Thank You for the promise that they will always find You. In Jesus' Name, Amen...

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3 Comments on “Lessons from the Eunuch: The Crossroads

  1. Thanks Shelly.
    That blessed me today.
    God bless you and your family, doers and not just hearers!

    Love,
    Mary

    • Mary, you are one of the most beautiful doers I know!! I love you! <3 Heart Hugs

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