God can call us to tasks that seem insurmountable…and they are without faith!
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Acts 9:13 - "But Lord," exclaimed Ananias, "I've heard many people talk about the terrible things this man has done to the believers in Jerusalem! 14 And he is authorized by the leading priests to arrest everyone who calls upon your name."
Read - Acts 9
Saul believes he is honoring God with his persecution of the saints but he learns he is going opposite of God’s will. Have you ever found out you were very wrong when trying to be very right? Did you turn around easily or did you fight it? When God graciously re-directs our efforts our best response is a quick turn-a-round.
Lord, I will strive to follow You well the first time but when You re-direct me I will turn.
Saul thought he knew, loved and obediently served God but in today’s text he found out that the enemy had deceived, divided and destroyed so that all he thought was right and good was actually wrong and evil. God graciously offers Saul the chance to repent and serve Him rightly and he jumps at the chance. What a good word for us for when we are off-track.