Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Scripture of the Day - May 9, 2012

Acts 10:9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour...

If we want God to speak to us we have to be where we will listen. Cornelius had sent his men to fetch Peter but God needed to prepare Peter for the what he was about to encounter. (you can read the whole story yourself in Acts 10) If Peter had not gone up on the rooftop to pray He would not have received God's message and would not have gone to this gentile house, and these people would not have heard the gospel. That's a whole lot of nots!
Folks, how many times do we miss out on opportunities because we are not where we have to be in order to hear God? We are too busy running to and fro in our daily activities to take the time to listen to our heavenly Father, thus we are like chickens with their heads cut off...running aimlessly.

Acts 10:10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance...

Sometimes we have to put off taking care of our physical needs and take care of our spiritual needs first. Often God will wait till we are at our weakest before He will deal with us. Unfortunately, He has to do this to get our attention.
Have you ever tried to talk to someone who was preoccupied with something else? It's pointless. The preoccupied one often misses out on the details of what you are saying, only getting the bare gist of it. This is dangerous as it can bring misunderstanding to dizzy heights and the higher you fall from the harder the landing.
If you want to soar like the eagle you have to be held by God. Exodus 19:4 I bare you on eagles‘ wings, and brought you unto myself. You have to trust in God. Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.Don't lean on your own understanding, put God first and make time to listen to Him.

~Mary Hynes~

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Today's Scripture reading - 1 Samuel 23 & 24, Romans 12 and Psalm 65
Tomorrow's Scripture reading - 1 Samuel 25 & 26 and Romans 13

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