Acts 13:1-5

Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers:Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. 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.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus. When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues.John was with them as their helper.


One response to “Acts 13:1-5

  1. They were gathered in His name. They were fasting and praying and worshiping. They were seeking His plans. They heard. They obeyed. They accepted His plans and laid hands on the chosen and sent them out. Those sent obeyed.

    It seems so simple. He still calls, empowers, and sends. Yet the shortcoming lies in my selfishness and lack of obedience.

    Fasting and praying is denying myself and giving myself up to His plans and designs.

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