Good morning, DearHeart.
Sometimes, our Creator asks us to do things that don’t make sense. ‘And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet.’ Acts 8:29-30 ESV
It was probably not an accident for the eunich to be found reading from a scroll of Isaiah. Through the reading of those very Scriptures, God was preparing his heart to hear from Philip of the very fulfillment of those Scriptures through Christ.
Philip could not have realized, even in the moment of his obedience, how he would be used in the life of this man. He probably found it odd to be told to do such a thing. Who would just approach and walk alongside a carriage carrying a royal official surrounded by servants?!
The Holy Spirit instructed him to go and walk alongside that particular chariot and stay with it. Keep on walking with him.
There are times we are led to do something beyond our understanding. We want to know all the details and figure out how it will work out. We want to know the plan in its entirety.
Often the Lord gives us just enough information to take the first step, then the second, and then another. In our obedience (blind faith), He gives us His plan, piece by piece.
When God asks me to do something I don’t understand, my prayer through the process is simple and powerful … “God, do something unpredictable and uncontrollable that brings You GLORY.”
As we live each day by the guidance of God,
He lets us know where, and when, and what we are to do.
Take the first step.
Then, the next will be revealed.