Day 29 – The Holy Spirit express

Acts 9:10-19 (NLT)
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.” 17 So Ananias went and found Saul. He laid his hands on him and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road, has sent me so that you might regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Instantly something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he got up and was baptized. 19 Afterward he ate some food and regained his strength. Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem Saul stayed with the believers in Damascus for a few days.
The account of Saul’s miracle conversation included him being filled with the Holy Spirit. And as God’s kids, it’s important for you to know that God’s plan for His kids is always to give them ALL of who He is…nothing missing, nothing lacking. The result, our worlds becoming radically transformed from the inside out. As the story goes, Saul was no more…God renamed him to Paul and the two were polar opposites. Through the Holy Spirits work, Paul could rightly proclaim, “it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me”, (Galatians 2:20), this my friends is the Joy of a Spirit-filled Life and if I were you…I’d quickly jump onboard the Holy Spirit express.