THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A wife invited some people to dinner.
At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said, "Would you like to say the blessing?"
"I wouldn't know what to say," the girl replied.
"Just say what you hear Mommy say," the wife answered.
The daughter bowed her head and said, "Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?"
And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight,
and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,
When Jesus confronted Saul on the road to Damascus, the brightness of Christ blinded him.
He was in total darkness because of his sins which were revealed to him when he met Christ.
But he was PRAYING!
When a person is confronted with the realness of Christ, and convicted of sin against Christ,
he/she will do one of two things:
1) Close the door of realization and RUN, or
2) PRAY for forgiveness and for Christ to show the way and manner in which he/she must live from then on.
Saul was PRAYING!
He had been led to a specific place, and was seeking God with all his heart.
The fact of Saul praying, was the way Jesus convinced Ananias to go to Saul. (see Acts 9:17)
For Saul to pray, was not a new thing; because he prayed daily all his adult life.
As a Pharisee, Paul prayed three times per day. (See Acts 26:5)
But that Jesus would SAY Saul was praying was indeed a new thing!
Saul was praying, brokenhearted and repentant, TO Christ.
And, he was praying for guidance FROM Christ.
Our actions indicate our character.
"Behold, he prayeth" indicates the character of a person who has met Christ.
Earnest prayer causes God to hear and answer, and, makes the devil RUN!
Daily prayer strengthens the soul, and gives guidance for the day.
Are you praying?
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon Him while he is near: