19 February 2018
And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" And He said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting, but get up and enter the city, and it will be told you what you must do."
We concluded our Discipleship series today. During the series we looked at several different aspects of answering God's call on our lives. It is probably safe to say the majority of us did not have the Damascus Road experience Saul did, but we have all had an encounter with Christ. The Lord has spoken to us just as He did Saul, through His Word. We have been chosen to do what the Lord has chosen us to do. Just like Saul, we were told to "get up" and listen for instruction. Are you listening? Has He spoken to you yet?
I've always heard, "If God doesn't have you busy right now, He is preparing you for what He is about to do with you. Many of us have a "patience problem." We have problems with waiting. Or, perhaps we have a problem doing. Saul was led by the hands and had three days to think about his coming instructions. He did not eat or drink, and could not see. How do we prepare for God's instruction? Does it concern us to the point of prayer and fasting, or do we just go about our life without giving it a thought?
Something to think about - while we may not be actively persecuting the cause of Christ, our inactivity and failure to hear His voice is not promoting His will and direction for us. Consider this question > If you are not actively using your talents for the Lord, are you listening for Him to speak to you?