By Laura Brookshire
Scripture Reading: Acts 21:37 – 22:29
Topic: We Have A Story
Focus Scripture: Acts 22:14-16
In Acts 9 we read about Paul’s amazing conversion story. Today, we get to hear Paul stand and proclaim his amazing conversion story in his own words. From blind persecutor to new sight persecuted. We see Paul’s story unfold just like all of ours…different circumstances, same story…from blind to new sight…and chosen…no matter our past.
I hope you will take time to read Acts 21:37 – 22:29, it reads like a movie but it’s true…beautiful, Spirit filled Truth.
Our focus Scripture for today is Acts 22:14-16 and found right in the middle of this amazing true story. These Words God speaks to Paul through Ananias, God also speaks to us today…
“The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know His will and to see the Righteous One (Jesus) and hear Him speak. For you are to be His witness, telling everyone what you have seen and heard. What are you waiting for? Get up and be baptized. Have your sins washed away by calling on the name of the Lord.”
Holy Spirit, thank you for speaking to us so tenderly and boldly today just like Jesus did with Paul. May Your Words we read and hear each day penetrate our hearts so deeply that we begin to truly believe that our story is like Paul’s…from blind to sight…because of Jesus…chosen to know God’s will and receive God’s endless love…a love that is filled with sacrifice, endless grace, mercy and empowering joy…a love that strengthens us to stand bold and proclaim to everyone Jesus is the Savior of the world! May our story continue to look more and more like Paul’s as we live desperately surrendered to You and empowered by You. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.