My Study Notes Chapters 18&19 TO LIVE IS CHRIST
When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter
As they traveled further from home new challenges awaited Paul, Timothy and Silas. When we surrender our lives to God we find the challenges to learn and grow become greater.
We did not see a great light as Paul did, but somewhere along our journey we met Christ and our lives took a turn and we sojourn on the road He has placed before us.
Paul and his company were not allowed to preach in
The redirection God shows the disciples as they tried to enter Asia , tells us that even the best of peoples plans are not always God’ s plan. God exercises His right to redirect His children through leadership of the Spirit.
The Spirit does not lead us to follow natural instincts.
It is far more.
God has placed His Spirit in each person that has received Christ. The Holy Spirit always leads even though we don’t often recognize it.
We must study God’s word and be open to a change in plans
We should pray for direction and ask God to teach us His ways
We can make plans but hold them loosely just in case God has other plans
A sense of peace will virtually always accompany God’s will just as a lack of peace often means we have mistakenly taken a wrong path.
Growing in God’s will we will learn prefer peace over personal preferences.
More than any other disciple God choose Paul to teach about the activity of the Holy Spirit.
Paul and his band of Missionaries were directed in a vision to go to Phillipi where he found no synagogue so he preached at a gathering place outside the city.
There he met
Through this business woman God opened the doors of
In the short time Paul and his band of missionaries were in
God uses His servants and their experiences in different ways. He always has a specific purpose in the way He uses each one of us.
Even though we may think of ourselves as small and insignificant, God works through us for the good of his plan. I pray that we can be open to hear the Holy Spirit that is each one of us.
Speak Lord, your servant is listening.
As I’ve fallen behind in my studies, I’ll be trying to do 2 chapters at a time for now.
‘On Ya’ - ma