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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, Sept. 3


Acts 22


This chapter in the book of Acts reports Paul’s conversion experience. Talk about a transformation! Paul was violently opposed to early Christian beliefs and followers. Jesus found him and spoke to him in a very dramatic way as Paul walked on the road near Damascus. God then used Ananias to clearly inform Paul of his new role. Paul was changed.

I am struck by this one fact: God did not send out flashes of light and speak to each of us out of thin air to convince us we should follow Him. We all decided, based on our own unique experiences, to follow Christ. God must appreciate this- we believe in the unseen reality of Christ. Sometimes we falter and doubt, but we are believers. With God leading us, we can change, and become stronger and more faithful as time goes on. Paul wasn’t the same at the end of his life as he was when first converted. He had to grow and learn in order to be a good teacher.

Lord of all, I am thankful for your calling, for I know you called me to you. I will try my best to keep listening, because you continue to lead me where I am to go. May I never stop growing. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Sep 03, 2020

Acts chapter 22


After reading this chapter I tried to understand what Paul was saying to the crowds. Can  I speak in a way that people can understand me. Am I obedience enough  to Christ That I could  teach, help, and encourage others. Many people will not receive the truth ( I experience this within my own family). The world often makes false allegations against God.  No matter how I/we present the message of God, not everyone will accept it. We must faithfully and responsibility  present the Good News and leave the results to God. Am I confident enough to teach others, even in face of  hostility.( not yet anyway)  If someone around me says,  I didn’t know you wer…


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Tom
Tom
Sep 03, 2020

Acts 22:11 - “ Since I could not see because of the brightness of that light, those who were with me took my hand and led me to Damascus.“


Saul of Tarsus was one bad dude. Yet when finally overcome by the power of God, this binder, persecutor and killer of Christian men and women had to be led by the hand to a place of safety where his final transformation took place. Will we be ready to take by the hand that person who despite what appears to us to be a blasphemous, Immoral way of living when he or she has an epiphany and is drawn to the Lord. God was the prime mover, but without Ananias there…


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