标 题： 遇见神
经 节： 你起来站着，我特意向你显现，要派你作执事，作见证，将你所看见的事和我将要指示你的事证明出来。（使徒行传廿六章16节）
rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to
make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of
the things which I will yet reveal to you. (Acts 26:16)
God was working in your life long before
you began working with Him. The Lord knew you before time began, and He knew
what He wanted to do with your life (Jer. 1:5; Ps. 139:13). Before the apostle
Paul’s conversion experience on the road to Damascus, Jesus already knew Paul
and had a specific assignment for him. But Jesus only revealed this assignment
after Paul’s conversion (Acts 9:15). So misguided was Paul that in his sincere
efforts to serve God, he had actually been waging war against Christians!
Although God knew what He wanted for Paul, He waited to reveal it to him until
He gained his attention and became his Lord.
Our Lord does not come to us to discover
what we would like to accomplish for Him. He encounters us in order to reveal
His activity and invite us to become involved in His work. An encounter with
God requires us to adjust ourselves to the activity of God that has been
revealed. God never communicates with us merely to give us a warm devotional
thought for that day. He never speaks to us simply to increase our biblical
knowledge. Our Lord has far more significant things to reveal to us than that!
When God shows us what He is doing, He invites us to join Him in the work He is
Are you prepared to meet God today? Don’t
seek to hear from God unless you are ready to ask, as Paul did, “What shall I