“My companions saw the light, but they did not understand the voice of him who was speaking to me.”
- Acts 22:9 NIV
Have you ever had an experience that challenged everything you believed in? Or maybe it was something that took your life on an unexpected course. For Saul, who became Paul, this was his moment. He had been on a personal mission to destroy the followers of Jesus, as their beliefs challenged what he believed what was true. However, in that moment God set him on a new path. Proverbs 16:9 says, “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” Paul was living out this proverb as the Lord completely changed his trajectory. I wonder what plans you and I have made that we will have to set aside in order to follow the steps and the path that the Lord has for us.
[Upward] What did this passage reveal to you about God? Praise him for being that God.
[Inward] What did this passage bring up in you? Be honest with God about your questions and shortcomings, your fears and desires.
[Outward] What does this passage call me to in relationship to others in my world? Ask God to help you take your place in the new chapter of the Book of Acts that is being written in your life today.