Something big was happening and Philip was very much at the center of it.
Then the new assignment:
“Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” Acts 8:28
In the middle of a revival, Philip is called to leave town. No instructions other than, “Go south on the desert road…”
With God we must always have our bags packed and be prepared for the “Go.”
It seldom makes sense, but God’s instructions do not need to make sense.
They only need to be obeyed.
We may be intensely involved with something that is clearly of God, only to suddenly (or not so suddenly) become aware that we are called away into something different.
It make no sense, but it does to God.
Philip soon finds himself walking down a desert road away from where new life is happening.
Our dry places are often on the way to our next assignment. We must learn to rejoice in those moments when all we can see and experience is a sense of loss on a hot sandy road to an assignment not of our choosing.
In those confusing, dry times attitude matters; it keeps us in the will of God.
“…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18