Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 4:22 am

Day Three: Beautiful Feet – A Life Set Apart

Acts 6:3-6 (ESV) - Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them.

How beautiful the feet of Philip who brought the good news to the Ethiopian Eunuch and many more! And, he is mentioned as one of the seven that were being set apart for the Lord’s work and he was one of “good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom.”  Beautiful feet come from a beautiful life that is in and surrendered to Christ, being filled with the Holy Spirit.

Let’s reflect on this excerpt of Hudson Taylor from the book, Hudson Taylor written by J. Hudson Taylor, pages 14-15:

“Not many months after my conversion, having a leisure afternoon, I retired to my own chamber to spend it largely in communion with God.  Well do I remember that occasion.  How in the gladness of my heart I poured out my soul before God; and again and again confessing my grateful love to Him who had done everything for me - who had saved me when I had given up all hope and even desire for salvation - I besought Him to give me some work to do for Him, as an outlet for love and gratitude; some self-denying service, no matter what it might be, however trying or however trivial; something with which He would be pleased, and that I might do for Him who had done so much for me. Well do I remember, as in unreserved consecration I put myself, my life, my friends, my all, upon the altar, the deep solemnity that came over my soul with the assurance that my offering was accepted.  The presence of God became unutterably real and blessed; and though but a child under sixteen, I remember stretching myself on the ground, and lying there silent before Him with unspeakable awe and unspeakable joy.

For what service I was accepted I knew not; but a deep consciousness that I was no longer my own took possession of me, which has never been effaced.”

Prayer & Worship: “Make My Life A Prayer to You” by Keith Green - https://youtu.be/PNww8F6G9U8

- EK

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