Acts 27:1 – And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus’ band.
The entire 27th chapter of Acts is all about movement. Reading this chapter will reveal that from the moment Paul was taken into custody, his life became one of constant movement with some rare intervals of being in one place for perhaps a season. I am not writing about a specific point of his journey during the years of trial process. I merely point to the fact that during those years, and in fact, all the years of Paul’s ministry, he was moving. He moved with the Spirit. He moved to fulfill the vision the Lord had set before him. He moved, at times, because he was compelled to do so by the law of the land. In short, Paul moved.
My friend, that is the story of life. Whether we like it or not, we must move. And it is so important that we learn to move when it is time to move. We must learn to be led by the Spirit, for if we are led by the Spirit, we will know when to move, how to move, and where to move. Holy Ghost is never wrong. Once again, that is the story of life. We were meant to move.
When circumstances declare our moving, we need to know the voice of Holy Spirit, for He knows what to say and do at any given time. Regardless of circumstances, you will never go wrong obeying Holy Spirit. But we need to be very aware that we do not follow Holy Spirit on our terms. Putting off his leadership is wrong. It is called the sin of omission; knowing to do something, but not doing it. It is, at the same time, a sin of commission; choosing to deliberately disobey the leadership of Holy Spirit.
I urge you today, with all my heart, that you lend yourself strongly to the process of learning to be led by Holy Spirit, and then choosing to daily walk the path that is conspicuously marked by the leading of Holy Ghost. When we walk, moving with Holy Spirit, guided by Him in our steps, counseled by Him in our choices, leaning wholly on Him and the Word, especially in the hard places, our moving will honor Him. And in honoring Him, our moving will be amplified in its impact on the world about us, thus moving others in a powerful and righteous way. That’s the way life should be; moving, and that with, by, and through Holy Spirit.
Manna for Today – Acts 27