Today we reflect upon the conversion of the Apostle Paul. Once one of the greatest enemies of the faith, but after a dynamic encounter with the risen Christ becomes one of the greatest allies for the cause of Christ.
Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one. Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. Acts 9:1-9 (NKJV)
Notice Saul’s 2 questions above:
1.) Who are you Lord?
2.) What do you want me to do?
These are two of the most important questions anyone can ask our Lord.
First, “Who are you Lord”? The grandest mystery to pursue is the true identity and character of God. Those of us who are His will spend eternity getting to know Him better and ever drawing nearer.
Second, “What do you want me to do?” Anyone seeking their best possible life must find the answer to this question. For there can be no higher quest than to seek and do the will of God.
Do you know Him? Are you drawing nearer?
Is your life’s course set on knowing and loving God?
Do you hunger for His will in your life? There is no greater adventure and no greater thrill than to know God’s will for your life and then to live it out.
Seek Him today. Listen to His voice. Seek to do His will and truly live!