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Close Your Eyes
Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. Acts 9:18
Close your eyes for a moment. Did you see anything? Most likely not. Saul felt like this for three days when he temporarily lost his sight. Let’s take a look at Saul’s story.
In Acts 9, we read the story of Saul. He went to the high priest and asked for letters to the synagogues in Damascus. Saul’s goal was to take anyone who believed in Jesus and put them in prison.
On the way
On Saul’s way to Damascus, a light from heaven blinded him. Jesus confronted Saul and asked him why he was persecuting Him. Saul responded, “Who are you, Lord?” (vs.5) After Jesus responded, he sent Saul to the city. When Saul arrived there, he would be told what to do.
After Saul got up, he opened his eyes and could not see. Saul remained that way for three days until Ananias came and prayed over him. This is where we pick up with today’s key verse in Acts 9:18 which reads “Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again.”
When Saul was on the road to Damascus, he encountered God. Saul came face to face with his sin and literally had a life change. Almost immediately, Saul began to preach that Jesus was the Son of God. Saul was set free from his blindness, both physically and emotionally.
I have been blinded
It’s hard to admit, but there are many ways in my life where I am blind. The sin of pride and selfishness has kept me from God’s best. My judgmental attitude has kept me from experiencing connection in relationships. Believing the lies of the enemy has kept me from walking in freedom. This is not the way I want to live. I don’t want that for you either.
Take a look
Have you ever been blinded? Not in the physical sense but in the emotional. What sin has blinded you from seeing God’s best for you? What has kept you from being more like Jesus?
Take a hard look at your life. What ways are you being blinded? Ask the Holy Spirit to call to mind any way you are being blinded. Next, ask for forgiveness. God longs for you to walk in freedom and not be bound by the chains of sin. God longs for you to see the amazing life He has for you.
Heavenly Father, like Saul I have been blind. Help me to see again! Please continue to open my eyes to the ways I am blind. I choose to walk in Your freedom. Please help me to see the amazing life You have for me. Thank You, Lord. I love You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.