Lessons from Cornelius
Cornelius…He and all his family were devout and God-fearing, he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. Acts 10:1-2
What can we learn form Cornelius…I’ll be short and straight to the point here.
1. He sought God first and revered Him
2. He was generous in meeting peoples needs
3. He prayed regularly
Then an Angel of the Lord came to him and Said, ‘Cornelius!” Cornelius stared at him in fear…. (Acts 10:3-4
Yea, I’m pretty sure that would be my reaction as well…staring in fear…what in the world, an angel of the Lord just pops out in a vision and says my name? Whoa!
Cornelius didn’t know Jesus as his savior yet but he sought after God, did God’s work, and talked with God on a regular basis. Then God moved in a big way to send our friend Corn a message…he sent an angel of God! Gets direction from the angelic being and of course follows the direction, where he meets up with Peter who shares the saving grace of Jesus Christ with him.
What I really want you to see here is that God uses out of this world, mind blowing means to reach those who are diligently seeking Him. If you really want to know Him and are seeking Him with your whole heart and mind and soul, He’ll do extraordinary things to reach you! He’ll use scripture, the words of others, circumstances, events, miracles and any other God-way of communicating His crazy love for you.
Be alert, wait on the Lord, He may just send an angelic being into your midst that calls you by name! What is God saying to you today?