21 After all this had happened, Paul decided[a] to go to Jerusalem, passing through Macedonia and Achaia. “After I have been there,” he said, “I must visit Rome also.” 22 He sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he stayed in the province of Asia a little longer.
In this chapter we discover that Paul has been preaching and teaching in Ephesus for 2 years, and the good news of Jesus Christ has dramatically transformed many lives. In this context Paul decides to keep moving – to go to Jerusalem and then Rome. He has a plan and he sends two of team members ahead of him.
Paul has such a sense of purpose and urgency about him, he is not flighty and has stayed in Ephesus for 2 years to train people in the way of Jesus, but he knows the season and when to move on to the next thing God has called him too.
I want to be like Paul, focused on what God has called me to be and to do right now, but attentive to His leading and open to new seasons. Holy Spirit, please help me to see the opportunities to serve you in the here and now, and prepare me and lead me into the new seasons upcoming. Amen.
Written by Ps. Bethany Waugh