The road ahead

“I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles.  I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.” Acts 26:17-18.

Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; Numbers 5-6, Psalm 22, and Acts 26.

Paul learns what is ahead for him.

Paul’s mission will lead to the transformation of lives.  People won’t be the same again.

It is very clear in these verses that Satan is real.  Not something in red tights with a pitchfork!

Satan is the one keeping people unaware of God and their need to unite with Him.  He’s a force to be reckoned with.

I can never minimize Satan.  I continue to maintain that if I am not doing God’s bidding then I am doing Satan’s bidding.  There is no middle ground on this.

My life must be so overflowing with the Holy Spirit that I have a natural inclination to share Him with others.  Nothing contrived.  Nothing I’m shamed into.  “Just” an overflow.

“Lord, I want to please You in everything I do.  I want You running every part of me.  I surrender to You.  Peruse my life.  Reveal the areas to me where You are less considered than You should be.  I want to reveal light, not add to darkness.  You are my God.  Take me over now. I love You, God.”

I must be going where God wants me to go.  The road ahead must be His path.

 

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