Good evening y’all. Praise God we made it to the end of the book of Acts. I have enjoyed the journey with Paul and the apostles 🙂
We will be going on a short break from tomorrow to be back on the 26th October with the book of Numbers. see more info on this from Courtneys blog
Today we will be studying Acts 27 and 28. Be blessed 🙂
I love verses 23 – 25. God reassured Paul that he won’t die and the people with him on the boat.
“For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me, and he said, ‘Don’t be afraid, Paul, for you will surely stand trial before Caesar! What’s more, God in his goodness has granted safety to everyone sailing with you.’ So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said”. (Acts 27:23-25 NLT)
God is not a man that He should lie, if He has said it, then He surely will do it (Num 23:19).
Isaiah 55: 11 says “It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it”. (NLT)
Paul was so confident that God is able to do what He has said He would do. He didn’t doubt at all. Infact he was very calm in the midst of the storm. He maintained his peace to the point that he was asking the crew to eat and stop worrying. He knew God can’t fail or go back on His word. That gave him the boldness and confidence he needed to endure the storm.
Friends, pls don’t let the circumstance you are in now rob you of your peace. Hold onto God’s word about the situation and let it encourage you to keep going.
Philippians 4: 6- 7 tells us to not be anxious about anything…and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. I believe Paul was living out this verse in this chapter.
God told Paul that he would testify of him in Rome in chapter 23 and that’s exactly what happened in this chapter. The word that was spoken was fulfilled 🙂
“The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” (Acts 23:11 NIV)
I am so encouraged by chapter 27 and 28. I’m excited that God keeps His word. If we do our part, we can be rest assured that God will definitely do His part.
What has God promised you? Friends hold onto it, even if it feels highly impossible to you. With man it might be impossible, but with God all things are possible (Luke 1:37).
Psalm 27:14 says:
“Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!” (NKJV)
Be encouraged today, God is able to do what He said He will do. Keep trusting, praising and praying 🙂
Have a blessed evening basking in Gods goodness and glory 🙂
Jumbug … xxx
***With God all things are possible***