Friday, December 4, 2009

Go Away

Acts 24: 25

…"Go away for now," he replied, "When it is more convenient, I'll call for you again."

Convenient. – When it is more suitable or agreeable for the purposes or needs …

Is anything ever more convenient?

If it's not what we want to hear is there ever a better time?

I put myself in Paul's place. Two years in prison, been beaten, chained, the list is long.

Don't you think Paul wanted to explode when the Felix replied…Go away for now. I'll call you when the timing is better. Probably not Paul, but I would. After all, look at everything he had been through and he knew in his heart more was coming.

I am once again reminded of the verse in Acts 4:20 ~ for we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard. Paul knows he must share whether it is the best time or not. I sometimes get this feeling that I have to share what God is doing in my life and once again the words just imagine go through my head. Paul must have been so eager to talk. He was in a cold prison cell, bound and chained, and brought up to talk with Felix and his wife. He had to share and the words must have just been flowing and Felix was afraid.

I just picture Paul just letting the best sermon out and the illustrations and then Felix lifting a hand…Go away…

Don't tell the Lord to go away today…Share your dance and let the words flow to others about what He is doing in your life! Don't wait for a convenient time it may not happen….



1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, I couldn't wait to see what you would write on this morning. I wanted to keep going into tomorrow's reading. Paul being on trial reminded me of Jesus' trial. The Rulers just passed him from one to another, not wanting to be the one to make a decision. They said that his man hasn't done anything to deserve death or imprisonment, yet he had sat in prison for two years.

There is so much to learn from Paul's story in the Bible. God gave us these great people of faith as examples to strengthen us in our own walks. The enemy will try to convince us that sharing our God is never convenient.