New believers who have never attended church often lack a spiritual mentor, which is understandable. But I also found that those who had been attending church or are in the body of Christ neglected to gather to instruct and encourage new Christians.
In scripture, Philip was mindful of others’ because he listened to the Holy Spirit who guided him to a man on the cusp of salvation. Philip went over to address the concern. Once Philip asked the man if he understood the passage, the man admitted his confusion. Philip took precious time out of his day to go into detail about the Gospel of Christ and how it fits in with Isaiah, then leading the man to the Lord that very day.
Today It’s important as believers to be mindful of those around us. Is there someone struggling to find his or her place at your church? What about that regular attendee who seems to have dropped off the face of the earth? These observations and more should be noted so that we can encourage and build up believers, or even help lead unbelievers to the Lord. When we see someone struggling, we should aid them. You never know what someone is going through behind the scenes, and you just may be the voice of guidance they need during that tough time.
“And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” Acts 8:29-30
Yahweh, please help me to be aware of others currently. Father, impress upon my heart those who need encouragement or instruction. God, give me the wisdom to give accurate instruction based upon your word in Christ’s name Amen.
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