Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper – March 28, 2022

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MONDAY, MARCH 28

 

6 Next Paul and Silas traveled through the area of Phrygia and Galatia, because the Holy Spirit had prevented them from preaching the word in the province of Asia at that time. 7 Then coming to the borders of Mysia, they headed north for the province of Bithynia,

 but again the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them to go there.

Acts 16:6-7 (NLT)

 


 

ROADBLOCKS AND DETOURS

 

On February 25, 1870, Hiram Revels became the first African American to serve as a U.S. Senator. Revels spent most of his life as an itinerant preacher, and took leadership roles in politics and education. After the Civil War, Mississippi elected him to serve out the unexpired term of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. On the day of his swearing in, said one newspaper, “there was not an inch of standing or sitting room in the galleries, so densely were they packed.”

 

On that day, Hiram Revels crossed racial boundaries and made history. In Sunday’s passage, the apostle Paul did the same, taking the gospel to Europe for the first time in recorded history. The Spirit had been blocking their path in Asia. Paul, Timothy, and Silas knew that God must have something special planned, and they expressed an attitude of expectant readiness. (Today in the Word)

 

Reflection

Mike shared on Sunday that the Apostle Paul had a desire to go to Asia and a desire to go to Bithynia. But the Spirit of God said, “No.” The Apostle Paul lived with such a sensitivity and awareness of God’s voice that he knew when God wanted him to go, and he knew when God wanted him to stop. There are times when God says no to good desires. We will take this week to review some of the reasons God says no. When have you had what seemed like a good desire but felt like God said no? Did you eventually understand why God said no? How did Mike’s message help your understanding?

 

Praise/Prayer

Praise God for His divine interruptions. Ask Him to grow your sensitivity to His voice and His leading.

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