Scripture reading for November 15th: Acts 20-23
Key Scriptures: Acts 22:6-10 “”About noon as I (Paul) came near Damascus, suddenly a bright light from heaven flashed around me. I fell to the ground and heard a voice say to me, “Saul! Saul! Why do you persecute Me?’ “‘Who are you, Lord?’ I asked. “‘I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting,’ He replied. My companions saw the light, but they did not understand the voice of Him who was speaking to me. “”What shall I do, Lord?’ I asked? “‘Get up’ the Lord said, ‘and go into Damascus. There you will be told all that you have been assigned to do.'”
Paul shared his testimony of his own personal encounter with Jesus Christ. Paul was on his way to Damascus with warrants to arrest followers of Jesus. Jesus confronted him, and Paul was struck with blindness from the light of Christ’s glory. Paul was told to go into Damascus and there he would be told what God had assigned him to do! After his healing and conversion, Paul had his work laid out for him! God has plans for all His people!
God’s amazing plans: “The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” “Ah, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a child.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you.” (Jeremiah 1:4-8)