Tuesday, August 31, 2010

NIPTO, Day 205

Heya blog readers!

Today was... uneventful.
I got up, did school(Geometry, 20th century world history, wordly wise, personal finance), procrastinated, read the intro to The Scarlet Letter (30 pages that could've easily been summarized in 3 paragraphs. Like SparkNotes did. *sigh*)
I took a nap while I was reading. But it was completely on purpose! I SWEAR. I had an alarm set and everything. :D

We ate dinner, I dried the dished while Mom washed... and now I'm blogging.

Dad just called the dog "gee-gock" (what we called hot dogs when we were little.) Oh Dad.

NIPTO? Yes. Then Chuck. Or a shower. Whichever.

Acts 21:1-16
1After we had torn ourselves away from them, we put out to sea and sailed straight to Cos. The next day we went to Rhodes and from there to Patara. 2We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, went on board and set sail. 3After sighting Cyprus and passing to the south of it, we sailed on to Syria. We landed at Tyre, where our ship was to unload its cargo. 4Finding the disciples there, we stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. 5But when our time was up, we left and continued on our way. All the disciples and their wives and children accompanied us out of the city, and there on the beach we knelt to pray. 6After saying good-by to each other, we went aboard the ship, and they returned home.

Can you say... travel? It's a lot of "we went here then there" but there are a couple key things in here. They stopped in Tyre because the ship was unloading cargo. But they found disciples there. Brothers and sisters. They stayed with them for seven days and through the spirit they told Paul to not go to Jerusalem. But he apparently knew more than they did because he kept on going! This is something that made me stop and think. What if God's telling you one thing, an other people, by the spirit, are telling you something different? I guess I'd say listen to God because he knows what's best... but it just seems conflicting. 
Everyone came to the beach to say bye to them and they prayed before the left. When we're going on a long car trip (vacation, usually) we pray. Before we went to LT, we prayed. 
They prayed together and then got on the ships and set sail and then the people in Tyre went home. 

 7We continued our voyage from Tyre and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the brothers and stayed with them for a day. 8Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven. 9He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied.
They kept on sailing and stayd in Ptolemais for  day and then went to Caesarea and stayed with Philip. He had 4 daughters who were prophets. And I thought that was really interesting, so I inserted a break here. Hah. 
I'm cool like that.

 10After we had been there a number of days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.11Coming over to us, he took Paul's belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, "The Holy Spirit says, 'In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.' "
 12When we heard this, we and the people there pleaded with Paul not to go up to Jerusalem. 13Then Paul answered, "Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." 14When he would not be dissuaded, we gave up and said, "The Lord's will be done."
 15After this, we got ready and went up to Jerusalem. 16Some of the disciples from Caesarea accompanied us and brought us to the home of Mnason, where we were to stay. He was a man from Cyprus and one of the early disciples

They had been in Caesarea for a while when a prophet came all the way from Judea (I have no idea if it was far. Let's say it was. =P). He went to Paul, took his belt, and tied his own hands and feet with it and told Paul/the group that that was what was going to happen to Paul in Jerusalem. 
When everyone heard, they begged Paul to not go to Jerusalem. But Paul was like, "Guys. Why are you all so nervous and weepy? I'm ready to be tied up and even killed! Whatever happens is God's will." Paul was... hardcore. 
They went to Jerusalem and a few people went with them.

That do-be all for today!
I have Spanish class tomorrow morning... annnnd I'm hanging around at BoW all day. If I get bored and have access to Mom's computer, maybe I'll blog :)

No comments: