Read: Acts 8:5-8, 26-40
And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south… And he arose and went (Acts 8:26-27).
Power for Increasing Service
The power of the Holy Spirit is not all given to me at an altar of prayer. God has planned that my usefulness in the sanctified life should be an ever-enlarging experience.
Philip went down to Samaria without any special revelation from God (Acts 8:5). While he was busy in this part of God’s work an angel came to open a new door (8:26). As Philip obeyed this guidance, the Spirit himself led him on to yet new opportunities (8:29), and finally “the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip” for some new Christian service (8:39-40).
As a sanctified Christian, am I willing to do the humblest bit of service, if only I can see that it will help God’s work along? As we busy ourselves with such service, God will open new and larger opportunities to us. As I reflect upon my consecration I am moved to say again:
“If Thou hast any errand, Lord, Send me, and I’ll obey. Use me in any way Thou wilt, And make me a blessing today.”
— J. H. Zelley
No act of worship draws us so close to God as the endeavor to share in His work.
Prayer For Today
Lord Jesus, I would know the fellowship of Thy work. Show me some small task today and I shall do it. Lead me to another service tomorrow, and I shall follow Thee. “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” Amen.