CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you. – Lk 10:5-6
Have you ever wondered, “God, am I in the right place?” How about, “God, is this the apartment you want me to rent,” or, “God, is this the house you want me to buy?” Maybe, “God, do you want me to take this new job?” I hear variations of this question all the time. When we are in a new place, how do we know if God wants us to stay?
Whenever we find ourselves in a new place or situation, we are instructed to pray for peace over that place. If it is a place Jesus wants us, our peace will “rest on it” (v 6); we will not feel (spiritually sense) our peace return to us. However, if it is not the place God wants us, we will feel (spiritually sense) our peace come back to us.
Scripture notes that when something wasn’t right, Jesus perceived it in His spirit (Mk 2:8). To “perceive” is the Greek word epiginosko, which means to recognize through one’s senses. We are designed to have the same spiritual sensitivity as Jesus. So, how do you know if God is calling you to such and such a place? When you go there and pray for peace, how does your spirit respond?
God, increase my spiritual sensitivity! Whenever I am in a new place, I want to be able to sense the level of peace in my spirit. I want to know, right off the bat, if every new place is somewhere You want me to be!
See commentary from this day in 2014: http://intelligentcharismatic.com/day-92-if-you-see-something-say-something/
See commentary from this day in 2015: http://intelligentcharismatic.com/day-92-the-cross/
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