// Read Acts 9:1-10 //
9 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
5 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.
“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. 6 “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. 8 Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. 9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.
10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”
“Yes, Lord,” he answered.
In order for a man to experience divine purpose, some things must change in his life. Firstly, a life that will fulfill divine purpose must have the experience of Salvation. If you have been on your way to Damascus (your own will) you need a change so that you will experience divine purpose. As Paul experienced external blindness, his inner eyes got opened with his encounter with Ananias, a brother in Damascus. Repentance connotes a change of mindset and a change of mindset defines that you are set for fulfillment of purpose.
PRAYER: Lord, make me to experience true repentance in the place of encounter with you.