Scripture Reading: Acts 9:
And he trembling and astonished, said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
Reflections: Saul of Tarsus was notorious for persecuting and harassing Christians. He was even a member of the crowd that stoned Stephen to death. Nonetheless, he eventually converted to Christianity and became one of Jesus Christ’s foremost apostles! On his trip to Damascus, he had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, which made this possible. During the meeting, a heavenly light surrounded him, and he began to hear Jesus’ voice. His conversion occurred following his conversation with Jesus. Personal encounters with God are one of the means by which you might strengthen your Christian faith convictions. The prophet Isaiah’s experience (Isaiah 6:1-9) is illustrative. God may chose to show himself to you despite the fact that intimate spiritual encounters look uncommon. In the absence of a bodily interaction, God can visit you through a dream or a vision.
Prayer: Dear Lord, reveal yourself to me.
Confession: I believe in divine encounters.