Thursday, Sept 5, 2019

The Kitchen Table

Day 28

“And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there, came to me, and standing by me said to me, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight.’ And at that very hour I received my sight and saw him. And he said, ​‘The God of our fathers appointed you to know his will, to see the Righteous One and to hear a voice from his mouth; for you will be a witness for him to everyone of what you have seen and heard. And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’
“When I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance and saw him saying to me, ​‘Make haste and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about me.’ And I said, ‘Lord, they themselves know that in one synagogue after another I imprisoned and beat those who believed in you. And when the blood of Stephen your witness was being shed, I myself was standing by and approving and watching over the garments of those who killed him.’ And he said to me, ‘Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’”  Acts 22:12-121

If we’re going to live this life that Jesus bought and brought us there’s something we’re going to need to realize. The life isn’t lived by rules but by revelation.  God revealed Himself to Paul and Paul had to respond to that revelation.  That’s how God’s will works in our lives.  The life we live is the one we have chosen to respond to.  The life we live from now on will be a life of revelation where God reveals who He is, what He loves and where He is going.  We either respond to His will, making it our will or we live in the will of our foe and our flesh like we talked about yesterday.  There is no law against the will of God, that’s why this life is not about rules.  But there is revelation which comes to us as we spend time with the Lord, see who He is and value what He wants.

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