A Blueprint for Success
Turn to Acts chapter 9 and when you’ve found it look up here. I want to ask you a question. Turn please to Acts chapter 9. Now here’s the question: If you could meet Jesus Christ face to face, I don’t mean talk to Him in prayer--although He’s real in that way and I understand that--but I mean, if you could meet Him face to face. Here is Jesus Christ standing there in a body, literally, face to face with you and you could ask Him anything you wanted to ask Him, any question, I mean just there it is. You could ask the Lord Jesus whatever you wanted to ask Him, what would you ask Him? Well, I think I know what you would ask Him. I think you would ask Him the same thing that the Apostle Paul asked Him. Lord, what do you want me to do? I really believe that’s what you would ask Him. Lord, I want to know your will for my life and please, dear Lord, tell me what it is you want me to do.
Look at this passage of scripture, beginning in verse 1. ‘‘And Saul,’’ that was the name of Paul before he got saved, ‘‘Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest and desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way,’’ that is any who were believers, followers of the Lord Jesus, ‘‘whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And when they were put in fetters and chains and brought to Jerusalem.’’ They were coming to Jerusalem for trial and perhaps imprisonment or perhaps even death. ‘‘And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus, and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven; and he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus, whom thou persecutest; it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he, trembling and astonished, said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?’’ And tha ...
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