Today we continued our study of the Book of Acts (Part 2) as we looked at Acts 14. Chapter 14 shows us how the first missionary journey of Paul and Barnabas continued following their time in Cyprus and Antioch of Pisidia. We see here how God has an infinite number of tools at His disposal to accomplish His will.
It’s very easy in our prayer life to fall into the habit of telling God what to do and even how to do it. We sometimes approach God with a to-do list as if He’s our personal genie in a bottle. We know what we want and how we want to get it, but do we know what God wants? “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalm 37:4. Does this mean that God will give me whatever I really want? Most would agree that it doesn’t mean that, but do we understand why?
The key to understanding Psalm 37:4 is in the meaning of “Delight yourself in the Lord”. That means to be at total peace with God, which in turn means that you want what He wants. When I want and pray for what God wants, it makes sense that He will give it to me (in His way and in His time).
Please note that next Sunday, Dec. 17, Willie Hart will be leading our study of Acts 13-28 with a focus on Acts 15. In this chapter, we see how God guides the early church leadership through its first major doctrinal crisis.
Because we had to cancel the class Christmas event due to the weather, please remember to bring your gifts for the Missionary Care Ministry to class next Sunday.
There will be no adult Sunday School on Sunday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 31. Class will resume on Sunday, Jan. 7.