Daily Devotions

Today’s Bible reading is Acts chapter 16

(Read the entire New Testament in 2014 by reading only one chapter each day)

A line in the hymn, “Send The Light” says,

“We have heard the Macedonian call today,
“Send the light! Send the light!”

What does it mean to have a Macedonian call? First, it means to be led by God’s Spirit. Paul and his companions were stopped by the Holy Spirit from going in the wrong direction. We are not told how God stopped them but only that the Spirit closed the door. Second, it means to go where God sends. Paul had a vision of a man from Macedonia saying, “Come to Macedonia and help us.” The mission team understood that this meant they had been called to Macedonia, and the Bible says they “endeavored to go.” Third, it means to preach what God says. The mission team claimed that the Lord had called them to preach the Gospel to the Macedonians (verse 10). Fourth, the Macedonian call also means to reap what God gives. Whoever God saves and how many God saves is up to the Lord, not us. The Lord opened the heart of a wealthy woman named Lydia and she was saved and baptized. Next God delivered a slave girl, and then He saved a Philippian jailer. God did a great work! Fifth, we must suffer for the sake of the Gospel. Paul and Silas were mistreated and thrown in jail. At the darkest hour they prayed and sang praises to God. Revival broke out in the jail and God was glorified! Doors opened once again for them to heed the Macedonian call. Every believer has been given a Macedonian call. Have you heard the Macedonian call today?

Prayer: “Dear Lord, may we hear the Macedonian call and send the light. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Randy J. McPheron

Send The Light
There’s a call comes ringing o’er the restless wave,
“Send the light! Send the light!”
There are souls to rescue, there are souls to save,
Send the light! Send the light!

Refrain:
Send the light, the blessed Gospel light;
Let it shine from shore to shore!
Send the light, the blessed Gospel light;
Let it shine forevermore!

We have heard the Macedonian call today,
“Send the light! Send the light!”
And a golden off’ring at the cross we lay,
Send the light! Send the light!

Let us pray that grace may everywhere abound,
“Send the light! Send the light!”
And a Christlike spirit everywhere be found,
Send the light! Send the light!

Let us not grow weary in the work of love,
“Send the light! Send the light!”
Let us gather jewels for a crown above,
Send the light! Send the light!

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