Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Acts 9:5

Acts 9:5 - “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” He replied.

Saul was a man on a mission. He had already thrown many Christians into prison and even stood by in approval as others were killed. Saul held the coats of the men who stoned Stephen. This was a man who was passionate about what he was doing and he thought he was serving God.
Saul was raised in the strict disciplines of the Pharisees and he thought that Jesus and the Christians were an abomination to God. He took it upon himself to do something about it. After getting documents that would allow him to arrest more Christians he headed to Damascus.
This is a trip that would forever change him. While on the road he had a blinding vision and spoke to Jesus. From that point on Saul changed his mission and his goal. Instead of persecuting the Christians he became one of the most influential.
As we look at this story we see a man who wanted to serve God with everything He had. He thought he knew what God wanted him to do and was doing it; but he had missed it. God interrupted him and he obediently changed what he was doing to line up with what God told him.
In our lives, as we serve God, there may be times when we miss it as well and start heading in the wrong direction. Be open and willing to change what you are doing if God tells you to. Then, once you are walking in God’s plan, give it all that you’ve got and nothing will be able to stop you.

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