The Greatest Conversion Story

Within Acts 9:1-31, we get the conversion of Saul. He was on his way to Damascus taking anyone who followed the teachings of Jesus and putting them in prison. As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him (v. 3). The voice of Jesus then confronted Saul about the reason for persecuting those who followed His teachings.

Saul was blind for three days until a follower of Jesus named Ananias obeyed God’s command to help Saul.  Ananias was hesitant about God’s command at first because of the reports about Saul’s anger toward them but he courageously obeyed and placed his hands on Saul to restore his sight (v. 12). Saul was then baptized and spent several days with the disciples in Damascus before beginning his ministry (v. 22).

Like Paul, there are many in this world going the wrong way but conversion can turn them to the right way. This day with You Lord, we ask that you use us to give sight to those who are blind spiritually. Like Ananias, help us to have the courage to obey You because with You, all things are possible.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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One Response to The Greatest Conversion Story

  1. I think “The Greatest Conversion Story” is summed up in a song of praise, worship, and thanksgiving directed at our Lord God Jesus, since Jesus was temporarily converted into a man like us. It goes:

    “You did not wait for me
    to draw near to you
    but you clothed yourself
    in frail humanity.”

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