Thursday, October 13, 2011

{X}pect that He is Mighty to Save

Sometimes it's hard to put belief into words. When I began to seek out scriptures on belief for today, I felt that no other story could tell it better than the Biblical account of Saul's conversion (who later is given the name Paul). Saul wanted nothing to do with Jesus Christ. His knowledge of the Law was great, but his heart was hardened to the notion that Christ was the Son of God.
Until the day that God intervened in his life in a dramatic way.

{Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. And it came about that as he journeyed, he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?" And he said, "Who art Thou, Lord?" And He said, "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting, but rise, and enter the city, and it shall be told you what you must do." And the men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the voice, but seeing no one. And Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing; and leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank"}. Acts 9:1-9

{You might know a Saul. You might be a Saul.} 

I am praying for the "Saul's" in my life. I'm asking God that He bring truth to their hearts and minds. I am asking God to remove the scales of unbelief from their eyes so that they might see Jesus for who he is; the resurrected Son of God. Let's trust Him for the provision of salvation for our loved ones and to remove the shackels of unbelief off of us as well. 

{"...Brother Saul, The Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road by which you were coming, has sent me so that you may regain your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit." And immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he regained his sight, and he arose and was baptized; and he took food and was strengthened. Now for several days he was with the disciples who were at Damascus, and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, "He is the Son of God"}. 
Acts 9:17-20