Scripture Reading: Acts 10:44-45
While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost
Reflections: Peter had a great shock. As he preached the gospel in the house of Cornelius, the Holy Ghost fell on them, and they each spoke with tongues. He got them baptised and realised that a church had been formed, adding to his ministry achievements. Earlier, he had declined to kill and eat unclean animals he had seen in a vision. He thought they were unclean even though God had differed on the matter. He understood later that God was asking him to abandon his personal opinion about reaching out to Gentiles (represented by the unclean animals) in favour of the divine opinion. His compliance with the divine opinion eventually led him to visit the household of Cornelius, where he witnessed the tremendous and significant move of God. An opinion is a view or judgement formed about something. Whenever created, an opinion will influence the way you act or react towards people and conditions. Like Peter, your success in life’s endeavours depends on how well you allow yourself to be driven by divine opinion.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help meyield to divine opinions all the time.
Confession: I yield to divine opinions!