Wednesday, 8th February 2017: It pays to be persuaded in life by what is perceived in the spirit rather than what is seen around!

Scripture Reading: Act 27:10
And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives. Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

 

Reflection: Paul was traveling under surveillance to Rome to face trial. As they set sail, he could perceive in his spirit that a shipwreck was going to occur which will endanger the lives of the travelers. Paul therefore tried to get the centurion to have the trip delayed. The centurion assessed the situation and held a discussion with the Ship’s crew. Shockingly however, he believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than the words of Paul. They saw nothing physically to indicate that the weather condition was going to change. As a result they set sail but in the course of the journey, the inevitable happened. A strong contrary wind blew unexpectedly and engineered the wreck that Paul spoke about. Paul had indeed perceived rightly but it was despised. It pays to be persuaded in life by what is perceived in the spirit rather than what is seen around.

Prayer: Oh Lord, let me be led by your Spirit and not what I see around.

Confession: I am led in life by the Spirit and not what I see.

 

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