I am still in a state of shock…it’s hard to wrap my head around the fact…I’m almost speechless as it’s still sinking in…I was so completely and utterly duped. It’s like a sci-fi movie, you know, one of those movies where they reveal the truth, then take you back and show you scenes where the truth is now so obvious.
Throughout my 365 disciplined days (pink hippo challenge) of seeking God, I really didn’t expect anything earth shattering. I hoped for earth shattering, I hoped for a miracle, but there were many times I pleaded … please don’t disappoint me! Although I’m in shock … I’m not disappointed!
I expected to put on the “Belt of Truth”, look out into the world and see things that were previously hidden. I didn’t expect to put on the “Belt of Truth”, look back into my past and see things that were previously hidden. I really shouldn’t be surprised, I have the Bible that reveals God’s character…He likes to surprise His children. I imagine Saul of Tarsus, obsessed with his anti-Christian crusade in 38-44 AD, never expected Jesus to appear as he traveled the road to Damascus. I imagine Saul had the same experience…looking back in his past and seeing Jesus where He had previously been hidden.
The apostle Paul (previously Saul) was so changed by his experience that he traveled the world, opening the eyes of all who would listen to his testimony. I am so changed by my experience …
Sisters, commit yourselves to seeking God and He will shake the ground you’re standing on!
Acts 9:3-7: As he (Saul) neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? Who are you, Lord? Saul asked. “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting, he replied. Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” The men traveling with Saul stood speechless, they heard the sound but did not see anyone.