READ: Acts 9
In Your Journal:
#1 - Write a prayer of praise that is inspired by the words of this passage. Make it personal to you.
#2 - Reflect on the last 24 hours. How did the Lord work in your personal life, your professional/academic life, and your relationships?
Look for an opportunity to extend fellowship to someone who has been shunned by others. Pray for the opportunity, then wait on God.
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"After many days had gone by, the Jews conspired to kill him, 24 but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him. 25 But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall.
26 When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus. 28 So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. 29 He talked and debated with the Grecian Jews, but they tried to kill him. 30 When the brothers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.
31 Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord."
This was an enlightening reading. It's amazing the way God works. The blessings and miracles are everywhere but they always seem to surprise you in how they manifest themselves. We look for what we want but God may have a different plan. Can we accept his will? Tough challenge sometimesReplyDelete