Boldly Following



Daily reading: Acts 9:1-20
June 14, 2015

Focus scripture: The Lord instructed him, “Go to Judas’ house on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul.  He is praying.  In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias enter and put his hands on him to restore his sight.” Acts 9:11-12

As followers of Christ we believe that the Holy Spirit is alive and within us and moving among the members of our community.  Many of us probably haven’t spent much time thinking about the Holy Spirit.

Depending on how you are wired, it is wither a feeling in your gut, a nudge in your heart, or a clarity of thought that compels you in a new direction. 

We call that the Spirit working in you.  It is our guide, our Advocate, our friend that God sends to us, to direct us in our following of Christ.
It intercedes in our lives when we are at a loss for words when communicating with God.

It helps us to see and act in places where we see injustice and great need.  It also compels us to confront areas where barriers have been erected to keep some in and many out.

This passage of scripture is about a total transformation for both Saul and Ananias by the power of the Holy Spirit, to change their perspectives and to allow them to move forward into uncharted territory.

Take time today to be in prayer seeking God’s will and direction for your life.

Prayer:  God may I with boldness follow the call that you are placing in my life today.  Amen.

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