Read: Acts 8:26-39
The Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot (Acts 8:29).
The Holy Spirit Guides Us
Our Lord wants us always to be alert to witness for Him, but sometimes the Holy Spirit gives us special assignments.
For ten days I had done what I could by prayer and in the public services to win Mr. _____ for Christ, but had failed. The last Sunday of the revival the Holy Spirit impressed me that I must make an effort to deal personally with him before the meeting closed. The pastor agreed to take me to the home, but emergency calls upset our plans. I decided that without transportation I could not make the call. But the Holy Spirit would not let me give up that easily. He reminded me that I could at least call by telephone or take a taxi to the house.
Under this urging of the Holy Spirit, I called Mr. _____ and found the pastor already there. He came for me. In the living room of the home I greeted the man and his wife, and talked briefly about my special feeling of concern for him throughout the revival. When I asked if we could pray he said hesitantly, “Well, I guess a prayer never hurt anybody.” I prayed that he would yield his life to God and that God would save him now.
When I finished, the pastor urged Mr. _____ to pray for himself. He prayed a faltering but sincere prayer of confession and testified that God had forgiven his sins.
Four weeks later the pastor wrote: “The man we prayed with on May 28 had a heart attack and died on June 23. He left a clear testimony that he was ready to go.”
I’m glad the Holy Spirit wouldn’t let me omit that call.
Prayer For Today
Spirit of God, keep me sensitive to Thy leading. Show me what to do and I will obey.