Divine appointment

Acts 8:26-40 shares the story of a spiritually curious Ethiopian eunuch. The Holy Spirit instructed Philip to walk alongside him and help him understand what he was reading. That interaction led to the baptism of the eunuch. God arranges this divine appointment so someone may know the truth.  

What is your initial reaction when you hear the word EVANGELISM? If said in church, a few will slide forward in their seat with an eager look, waiting to hear what the pastor wants to share. However, many become nervous and stare at the pastor, apprehensively worried about what will be said. 

Often the thought of evangelism scares us because we worry we don’t know enough Bible or the right words to say. Here is some reassurance – evangelism is not about what you know; it’s about who you know – JESUS. The best thing we can realize is that it’s not about us. Praise God if we speak with someone, and they choose to follow Jesus. If they decide to reject Jesus, that’s not on us.

We are to be faithful and share the good news of Jesus Christ. We must trust God to do His part of working on the hearts of those who have not declared Jesus as Lord and then accept His call to plant seeds of truth. But, and yes, there is a but. Pray and ask God to arrange that divine appointment He has prepared for us, so we may all go in His strength and authority so someone may know the truth.