June 15, 2012 – Daily Bible Reading

Today’s Reading

Acts – Chapter 27

  • Paul sails to Rome
  • The storm at sea
  • The shipwreck

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Hearing from God Makes a Difference 

In this journey to Rome, the sailors or the centurion were not the leaders. Even as a prisoner, it was Paul who led everyone to safety. At the beginning they did not listen to his advice, but they all came at the end of their “ropes”. Human strength is able to cope with things when all is well, but when things turn really bad, the only way to make it, is with God’s direction and strength. Hearing from God makes the difference.

Here Paul demonstrates the fearless strength that we too  can have when we know our God and His promises. He did not question the revelation he had received. He was not confused or distracted by the circumstances that appeared hopeless. Paul was not begging God to protect him. He was fully persuaded that he had heard from God and could boldly say, “So keep your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.” (Acts 27:25)

We can speak likewise, for we have a Bible full of exceedingly great and precious promises given to us to become partakers of the divine nature and obtain victory (2 Peter 1:4). What I am saying is that we are in a better place than Paul was. God has already spoken to us through the Bible. All the promises in it are yes and amen in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 1:20). Do you realize how blessed we are?

Is there any area in your life where you have doubted that God`s promises apply to you? They were written for you. Therefore, let go of your doubts, believe God with your heart and start speaking boldly your victory because with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation (Rom 10:9) because “it will happen just as He told you.”

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© 2012, Pastor Maurizio. All rights reserved.

About Pastor Maurizio

Maurizio Mingardi, in 1972, had an encounter with God that totally changed his life. From a scientist doing research in Quantum Mechanics and an atheist, Maurizio became a believer and a disciple of Jesus Christ. Then a spiritual journey began. He was filled with the Holy Spirit and later started Mount Zion Church of the Firstborn in Ottawa, Ontario. Maurizio has been in the ministry for more than 30 years and is presently the Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Church. He has also filled a number of executive positions in public and religious organizations. He has been elected President of the Evangelical Church Alliance Ministerial Fellowship of Canada. His goal is to help people to know God, discover and use their gifts and fulfill their destiny.
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6 Responses to June 15, 2012 – Daily Bible Reading

  1. Liliane6600 says:

    I read Chapter 27…. but the best is yet to come in Chapter 28!

    Yes, we are truly blessed. I don`t always take advantage of all of God`s promises, especially for little things but I know I have to change in this area as this is how one builds up their faith.

    Have a blessed day everyone! : – )

  2. CecileC says:

    I was thinking about Paul’s journey to Rome was not the way he expected get there.
    Sometimes when our plans don’t work out as we want them to, they work out even better than we expected. This will be revealed in Acts 28.

  3. Robyn says:

    I have read ACTS, Chapter 27

  4. Pastor Maurizio says:

    I read Acts – Chapter 27

    It looks like some read ahead of schedule. They just can’t stop. When the Bible speaks to you, you cannot put it down (2 Tim 3:16). That is good! 🙂

  5. PeterCard says:

    I read Acts chapter 27.

  6. GraceCN says:

    I was Trying to read Just one chapter a day but I gave in…..
    I have read to the end of Acts….just couldn`t wait !
    🙂 I see I`m not the only one.

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