Lessons from the Eunuch: That First Step

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And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. - Acts 8:29-31

Oh, this is sooo good, isn't it?

Last week, we talked about how God keeps His promise to be found by those who seek Him. Today, we see how powerful following the Spirit really is.

Philip is about to guide the eunuch through the first step of Salvation.

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. - Romans 10:17

And Philip does this in such a beautiful example to us all! He starts right there where the eunuch is already reading and he asks a simple, yet profound question.

Do you understand what you are reading?”

That always hits me right in the heart. It takes a moment to absorb that. I don't think I've ever asked anyone that question. I don't know if I'd have the courage to... but the Spirit, it makes us bold, doesn't it?

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The eunuch replied with what can be called a “duh” statement:

How can I, unless someone guides me?”

Indeed.

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. - Mark 16:15

 Did you know you have creation out your back door? Did you know that when you're doing mundane tasks like grocery shopping, making a bank deposit, or visiting the doctor, you're interacting with creation? You don't have to go far away to go into all the world. Part of the world is right where you are.

Simple things like sending a card, making a phone call, granting a smile or a hug, can make a huge impact for Christ.

And every once in a while, don't forget to ask, “Do you understand what you are reading?” Or some equivalent.

For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ. - 2 Corinthians 2:17

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There are seekers out there.

And you, Dear One, are the answer to their prayer.

Start simple. Start right where they are. Never pass up an invitation to come up and sit with someone who needs to hear about Christ.

The Spirit will lead you. Just.... go.

If you are someone who needs to understand. If you are a seeker... please feel free to contact me at shelly@reneweddaily.com and we will study the scriptures together. <3

Heavenly Father, make me brave. Give me courage and conviction. I wish always to follow the Spirit's leading. Thank You for Christ. In His Name We Pray, Amen...


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May God Bless You,

Shelly

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