TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19
26 As for Philip, an angel of the Lord said to him, “Go south down the desert road that runs from Jerusalem to Gaza.”
29 The Holy Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and walk along beside the carriage.”
Acts 8:26, 29 (NLT)
GO SHARE: BE WHERE GOD WANTS ME
Every year in Alaska, a 1000-mile dog sled race, run for prize money and prestige, commemorates an original “race” run to save lives. Back in January of 1926, six-year-old Richard Stanley showed symptoms of diphtheria, signaling the possibility of an outbreak in the small town of Nome. When the boy passed away a day later, Dr. Curtis Welch began immunizing children and adults with an experimental but effective anti diphtheria serum. But it wasn’t long before Dr. Welch’s supply ran out, and the nearest serum was in Nenana, Alaska; 1000 miles of frozen wilderness away.
Amazingly, a group of trappers and prospectors volunteered to cover the distance with their dog teams! Operating in relays from trading post to trapping station and beyond, one sled started out from Nome while another, carrying the serum, started from Nenana. Oblivious to frostbite, fatigue, and exhaustion, the teamsters mushed relentlessly until, after 144 hours in minus 50-degree winds, the serum was delivered to Nome. As a result, only one other life was lost to the potential epidemic. Their sacrifice had given an entire town the gift of life. (Source unknown)
In the Real Estate industry, they say the three most important factors are, “location, location and location.” The same is true when it comes to being used by God. We need to be in the location where God wants us. Philip in Acts 8 was in the right place at the right time because he was being led by God’s Spirit.
How often do you talk to God before you make a major decision? Do you ever start your days by asking God to lead your steps? The more you involve God in your daily planning the more likely you will be aware of divinely ordained encounters and opportunities to share Jesus with others.
Praise God for being concerned with the details of your life. Thank God for his ability to direct your steps to just the right places at just the right times.