Have ever noticed that you stop seeing things that are right in front of you?
It happens to all of us. Maybe it’s the pile of stuff in the hallway, or the dent in the front bumper, or even how good-looking our spouse is. At first, that thing grabs our attention. “Clean me up! Fix me! Wow!” But as time goes by, we get used to it. We stop seeing it. Sometimes we do the same thing with God and with people. We stop seeing what’s right there in front of us. So let’s learn to really see all over again.
Read 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 and Acts 8:26-31.
Think of someone you care about who doesn’t know Jesus. Go through 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 again with this person in mind. How does God feel about this person? How do you think a relationship with God would change your friend’s life? What are some ways you can be God’s ambassador to this person?
What had to happen for the Ethiopian in the Acts 8 story to become a believer?
Philip obeys when the Holy Spirit asks him to change his plans for the day. If something like that happened to you, how would feel? (Scared? Excited? Skeptical? Annoyed?) Many different things get in the way of us hearing the Holy Spirit and responding to him the way Philip did. What are two or three things you could do differently to help you grow in this area?