Day 64: I trust You, Lord. It's all clear now. Acts 9
When the storm is over, you began to realize all the things you couldn't see before. You look out and what used to be thick with foliage is now filled with debris. The neighbors you probably heard in the distance can now be seen clear as day. You see friendly faces walking on the road…the road you couldn’t see before. You have 'new' people and scenic views to be seen.
What you probably never realized is it would take this for you to see with 'new eyes'. It can be a big financial loss. It can be a huge fight with your spouse. It can be your house burning down. It can be a terminally ill loved one. Or it can be a record breaking, out of nowhere, category 5 hurricane meteorologists (or whomever) named Irma that hit your small 24 square miles island leaving a path of devastation and destruction behind it.
For Paul, it took being knocked off his bearings because of a sudden voice speaking to him.
And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 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. Acts 9:4-6 KJV
Before Paul was Paul, he was Saul. It is Saul Jesus is speaking to here. Saul was a big time fella with the politicians. Anyone who was a disciple of Jesus had a bullseye on their back. Saul wanted to imprison them all.
When Saul rose from the ground, he realized he was suddenly blind. It seems God had to cause him temporary blindness to get his attention. Before, he ignored Jesus and he despised the 'Jesus people'. Once he 'saw' the light, he immediately asked, "What do you want me to do, Lord?" Ha! Before this he completely ignored the calling.
After being lead to Damascus, he was unable to see and ate nothing for three days. Apparently Paul prayed for the very first time and was given his very first prophetic vision.
And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. Acts 9:11-12 KJV
Paul's first vision was of him going to see a disciple (student of) Jesus. Ananias (not the one that was killed for lying) was to lay hands on him and he'd receive sight. God was teaching Paul almost immediately in his walk with Christ to trust Him. Paul could've decided to do his own thing, but at this point, he was completely reliant on God and God's way. So he went as he saw in the spirit and his physical eyes were opened. And boy were they opened!
Paul went on to spend a significant amount of time with the Lord where he learned much from the Holy Spirit, but look what it took for Paul to see. Things were so much clearer now. What will it take for you to see that you can completely trust Him? You can rely on His plans. Will it take you being blinded physically or suffering a great lose? Please don't wait. Trust Him now. Today. This very moment. He longs to have you turn from your way and rely solely on Him.
Without sounding like an altar call (lol), will you come? Will you come to the altar and place your burdens down? He can handle it. He'll swap you and give you His 'burdens' which are light. Will you come with your hands raised in complete surrender and say, "I trust you, Lord. No matter what it looks like, I trust you."
When you completely turn to God and rely solely on Him, your eyes will be opened and you will see things so much clearer. Trust Him.
Blind no more,
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!