Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Using the in-between time

In background, Philip's just explained the gospel of Jesus Christ to a eunuch, resulting the eunuch becoming a Christian and being baptised. Philip then vanished from sight.
Here's the verse:

'Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and travelled about, preaching the gospel; in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.'

-- Acts 8v40 --

Philip appearead in Azotus. God had given him the end goal of Caesarea. and Philip needed to get there. This leaves 2 options - get there as soon as possible, or use the in-between time he's got from where he is, to when he get's to the goal. And he chooses to 'preach the gospel; in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.' In essence, he was given way-point/goal by God, and chose to use the time he had to glorify God where he was.

Most importantly to note, is that it was Philip's choice to do this. As it is with us.

Wherever we are - whether starting or going through uni, looking for or in a job, married, in a relationship, or single; we have been given this time today to honour God. But it is our choice. As many of you will know, I'm still looking for a job currently. I've been challenged this morning to use this time God's given me to glorify him. The next 2 years for me is a case of: Job, India, PGCE. You may know where God wants you in 2 years, or you may not know where he wants you next week. The wonderfully important thing to grasp is that you use this time God's given you now. Wherever you are, to glorify him.

It's your choice. See where he wants to take you today. Because guarenteed, he's waiting for you to take his hand & go where he leads you.



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