Daily Devotions – The short-term call of Ananias to lay hands on Saul (Paul)

Daily Devotions – The short-term call of Ananias to lay hands on Saul (Paul)

 

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Acts 9:10-18  (NIV)
10 In Damascus, there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!” “Yes, Lord,” he answered. 11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 In a vision, he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.” 13 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. 14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” 15 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” 17 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized,

 

Choose one or two key verses from the Scripture reading in Acts today and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A –  Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
– Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I  –  In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O  – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U  – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life

 

Some of the things that You call me to do are difficult. You prune me to teach me what is really important and stretch me to make me grow. You guide me to serve You with humility and obedience. Use Your wisdom and grace to build my faith deeper than what would be possible without Your hand nudging my life toward Your purpose. Thank You for loving me and using me to do Your will and serving You for Your Glory. Amen