Allow God to Use You

August 30, 2020 Save Article

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him.”

(Acts 8:35)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

Philip was participating in a large revival in Samaria. People were being saved and baptized. But suddenly he is called away—Acts 8:26-29 tells what happened:

“Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” …So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship, was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet. Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.”

Philip ran to him, heard him reading a prophecy in Isaiah about the coming Messiah, and explained the passage to him. Read the rest of the account in Acts 8:30-37.

Returning home from to Jerusalem, the most religious city on earth, the Ethiopian had come away empty. Now when the Holy Spirit sees he's ready, He looks for a man, in this case Philip, whose heart is committed to the Spirit’s mission. And the Holy Spirit gets Philip and the Ethiopian together. Salvation takes place!

ACTION POINT:

The Bible says the eyes of the Lord are searching, looking for men, women, boys, and girls He can use. Are some folks being used of God, but you're not? Get yourself usable. Be completely available to Him, and God will wear you out.