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Reading through Acts- Day 43

October 1st, 2012

Acts 16:6-15- Blocked paths and new opportunities

‘Paul and his companions travelled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.’

How do you respond when things don’t go according to plan? There can be the temptation to give up when it seems like things aren’t going to work out as we had hoped. However, if we believe that God is sovereign and our lives are in his hands, then we can have faith that even blocked paths will result in new opportunities.

Read: Acts 16:6-15

Questions to consider/ Things to do:

  • There’s nothing unspiritual about making plans, as long as we’re open for God to change them. Are you?
  • What can we learn from today’s passage about how God guides us?
  • Think back over times when God has guided you (even though you may not have been aware that it was God’s guidance at the time!). How could you be more alert to God’s guidance in your life?


These notes are adapted from an original version that was first written for Closer to God and are © 2012 Scripture Union and used with permission.

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