Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
Deacon Philip’s sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit is quite impressive. After a successful mission in Samaria, the Spirit instructs him to travel a distance of about 50 miles to meet an important Ethiopian govt official.
It would have been pointless for Philip to obey the Spirit, get to the right place but fail to accomplish anything. Happily, the Spirit guides him further and Philip initiates a conversation with the Ethiopian eunuch, culminating in the latter’s salvation.
It is significant that this young deacon’s witness closely mirrors the pattern of the Great Commission: “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
That’s what happens when your spirit is sensitive to the Holy Spirit. Before you know it, your witness for Christ grows in leaps and bounds. May your spirit be equally sensitive to the leading of the Spirit of God this year. May you be obedient to the Spirit’s still small voice everyday.