A Thought for Today – June 30, 2020

“Following the Lord Brings Amazing Results”

As a servant of the Lord, I have found, that it is best to be flexible. That is something I have struggled with in the past. I didn’t know what a control freak I was until I was called into ministry.
At the butcher shop, we had a weekly routine. In ministry, one call can change your whole week. However, if we will stay turned to the Lord God, He does amazing things.

Please read the following verses.

Acts 10:1-23

1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. 3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!”
4 Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked.
The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God. 5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter. 6 He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea.”
7 When the angel who spoke to him had gone, Cornelius called two of his servants and a devout soldier who was one of his attendants. 8 He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.
9 About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. 13 Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”
14 “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”
15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”
16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
17 While Peter was wondering about the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius found out where Simon’s house was and stopped at the gate. 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.
19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Simon, three men are looking for you. 20 So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them.”
21 Peter went down and said to the men, “I’m the one you’re looking for. Why have you come?”
22 The men replied, “We have come from Cornelius the centurion. He is a righteous and God-fearing man, who is respected by all the Jewish people. A holy angel told him to have you come to his house so that he could hear what you have to say.” 23 Then Peter invited the men into the house to be his guests. The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa went along.

In this account, the Lord is working in two lives at once. (which by the way is easy for HIm) And both men respond to His instructions. Now I know, perhaps you know how this works out. Peter and Cornelius are going to be part of a historical event. (I will talk about that tomorrow)
But what about today? So, believers, you and I are at the ready for the Lord God. Make your plans stay busy doing what the Lord has called you to do. Be ready to make quick changes to your schedule and be used by the Lord.
When a God interruption comes along, it might seem inconvenient. But as we follow His lead, we will be amazed.

Be Blest, Be a Blessing

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