Set Apart


While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”  Acts 13:2 (NIV)


The Holy Spirit Speaks!  If we care to take note, we see that it happens when certain conditions are met.  People have their hearts and souls tuned to God.  They are deep in devotion and worship.  There in the closeness, there before the Lord, the Spirit gives direction.  The Spirit of God says, “Set apart these for the Lord!”  Barnabas and Saul are chosen by God.  They are to set themselves to a task only He could set them to.  This comes from above!  It is a Divine calling!  How wonderful and blessed are they who are called by God!  How special it is to be one of those that God sets apart!  Have we also been set apart?

We may be tempted today to think that we have nothing special to offer to the Lord in service or quality.  But as we look around we see few who have pure hearts that long to be united with and humbly standing in the Presence of God.  Should we know that our call to bow to Him and love Him is something not all will hear?  Should we take heart to know that Jesus´ sacrifice already sets apart those who place their hope in their own return to God?  Should we remember and seek the state of soul where the Spirit can speak in our behalf?  Should we ask to hear today that we too are set apart?


Dear Lord,

Let us think of nothing else than to be so devoted to You!  We need to hear from You that we have come far enough with You to be set apart for You!  Take us we pray, as Yours!


S.D. Wonenberg

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