Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
March 30 Scripture Selection: Acts 27:13-44
Food for Thought: Acts 27:21-26, 30-35, 42, 43
Who’s in charge here, anyway? I couldn’t help but get the impression that Paul, a prisoner, throughout the entire voyage, was assertively leading the others by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. After having suffered the consequences for having ignored his warnings at the beginning, those on board began to heed him. They should have listened to him from the start and they would have avoided much inconvenience and suffering, and he told them so.
There was utter confusion and desperation during the storm and following it. But because Paul was full of the Spirit and faith and of right mind to help the others, two hundred seventy-six lives were saved. This is precisely what the Spirit and faith can do in and through a believer. Everyone of us may find ourselves in some crises situation at one time or another in our lives, but we can be prepared to help others and not be the ones who fall apart. Preparation begins with filling our hearts with the Word which produces faith and practicing hearing the leadings of the Holy Spirit. Boldness is also required once we know what God has said.
Not that I desire to find myself in some dire situation, but I would like to think that should I ever be needed, my faith will have been built up so that I could be of assistance to others and God would be glorified.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):