Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Voice of the Spirit...

"Arise therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them" (Acts 10:20, NKJV).

It was God Who told Cornelius to send for Peter. It was God Who told Peter to go to Cornelius. When God brought these two together, Peter had hardly begun to speak when the Spirit fell on those who were listening. It should be seen that the success of the mission to Cornelius's house had less to do with Peters ability to speak and more to do with the audience’s ability to hear. When we speak only to whom we are sent then we will see dramatic results.Trying to speak to everyone in general and no one in particular is a colossal waste of time and demonstrates poor stewardship. We ought not to give ten coins to someone who can only handle five, and we ought not to give five coins to someone who cannot handle even one. It is clear that much time is wasted trying to convince, persuade, plead, argue, teach, and help people to whom God has not sent us. If we will wait for the Spirit of God we will save ourselves a lot of time, effort and energy. A worker who indiscriminately throws precious seed on rocky ground and gives pearls to pigs is not being a wise, faithful, and profitable servant. CB.
Thank you Chip

1 comment:

Living GraceFully said...

(((Shebet))) Dear One,

It's so good to be able to visit again! Almost like coming home. :-)

Thank you so much for sharing this blog.

It is so true. Yet we are to sow in season and out. The key is, as Chip pointed out, that we sow as we are lead by the Holy Spirit.

Your blog has new life! So beautiful! :-)

Sending many (((hugs))) and love in Christ to you dear one,