The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Throughout the Bible God gives divine direction to His children. Here three examples:

Noah was given divine direction to build an Ark.

 Lot was given divine direction to leave Sodom.

Joseph was given divine direction to take Mary as his wife.

 In the story of the of Saul, God gave divine direction to a believer name Ananias in a vision to go to Saul. The Lord also gives divine direction to us also as we seek Him.

Acts 9:10 Now there was a believer in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord spoke to him in a vision, calling, “Ananias!” “Yes, Lord!” he replied. 11 The Lord said, “Go over to Straight Street, to the house of Judas. When you get there, ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul. He is praying to me right now. 12 I have shown him a vision of a man named Ananias coming in and laying hands on him so he can see again.”

13 “But Lord,” exclaimed Ananias, “I’ve heard many people talk about the terrible things this man has done to the believers in Jerusalem! 14 And he is authorized by the leading priests to arrest everyone who calls upon your name.” 15 But the Lord said, “Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel. 16 And I will show him how much he must suffer for my name’s sake.” [1]

The Lord gives us divine direction so we are aware of His plans that we are to carry out. In our story, God gave Ananias divine direction so he could carry out the plans God had for him. This would also enable Saul to carry out God’s plan for him. God’s divine direction may come at our request, but always at God’s decision.

We read in James 1:5, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”[2]Wisdom is God’s divine direction.

Do you need divine direction today? Are you struggling with an issue or something going on in your life that only God can resolve? If so, pray and ask Jesus for help? Many issues in life can only be resolved through the wisdom of God. Our Lord wants us to depend on Him and look to Him as we humble ourselves and pray.

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[1,2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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