The God of the new day. The guidance of God part 4
Acts 16:9 “During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”
They reach Troas. It is on the coast, their land trip has ended because there is nowhere else to go except to return the way they came. But then the Spirit breaks in. What does he say? Cross the sea. Go to new ground. Do something new. They were to go to Greece, a new frontier for the gospel.
“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:3
Paul and his team had to be flexible enough to make the necessary changes in their plans. Within you is the ability to change: in fact you are changing.
2 Corinthians 3:18, The Message says “And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.”
You may know those changes in the way you live your life, changes in your attitude, changes to the way you remember events, changes to what you allow to dictate your thoughts, changes are necessary. But knowing that is not good enough. We need to re-educate ourselves behaviourally by simply stop doing what we were doing, stop thinking, stop speaking and begin to live differently, think and speak differently.
So today you may think you have reached the end, but you haven’t. Check your pulse. If you are still here then there is still a job to do. It may be to cross the seas (even literally!) and continue into a whole new chapter for your life and ministry.