The Surprising Ways of God

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  • Song Name: The Surprising Ways of God
  • Artist: Rev Tim Pickard
  • Album: Book of Acts 2021
  • Year: 2021

God works in amazing ways. Here are some insights:
1) Surprising Direction: God gives rather unexpected and somewhat mysterious direction- prohibiting them from ministering in certain place and clearly directing them to another. We don’t know his reasoning or in some cases even how he directed. What we can know is that he directs us- he is active in leading us to places where he wants us to share Jesus.
2) Surprising Means: God uses means we wouldn’t expect. On the one hand he uses a demon-possessed slave girl to move along his mission. Then he uses the suffering of Paul and Silas, an earthquake and their concern for the jailer. All these things were used by God to advance the gospel in Philippi.
3) Surprising Results: the three individuals highlighted by Luke here show that Jesus can save anyone. They come from diverse backgrounds and situations with diverse needs- but in the end God saved all of them. There is no one he cannot save. Let’s be ready for God to work- let’s look for it- pray for it- seek to be a part of it.