Bigger than Myself


Reading Acts right now and learning a whole lot about the Holy Spirit.  But, there's a particular story that came up in Acts 9 about Saul of Tarsus.  To sum up this chapter - Saul was blind, a man named Ananias came to restore his site (on the instruction from God).  After that it was a whole revival of Judea and Galilee.  Saul ended up preaching the word and on fire for Christ.  It was amazing.  In later chapters he eventually becomes Paul.  Really, the gist of it all is that God intended for Saul to be blind.  If he wasn't then Ananias wouldn't go and make him see, and then Saul wouldn't preach to Judea and Galilee.  It wasn't just that Saul went through a difficult period in his life of being blind.  I mean - it's a great testimony and story to tell.  But it's only a great testimony if he goes and tells someone about it.  The whole purpose from Saul being blind was to eventually save these 2 cities.  My mind was blown reading about this guy....

So I've been following this bible plan app called; Read Scripture . Before some of the plans there is a cool animated video that gives a summary of the current book that is being read.  These videos are made by The Bible Project . Pretty much - in a really tiny nutshell the they always come back to one common thought; "What the world intended for evil, God intended for good."  

In our lives we have these moments - up and down, good and bad, seasons of waiting, seasons of growing.  At the end of it all - yes God wants to heal us and help us grow individually - but there is something greater than ourselves.  He doesn't just want to save us 1 at a time.  I mean - what's the sense in that?  He is a great God...sorry THE GREAT GOD!  If He's going to perform miracles - He's going to have a purpose for many - not just one.  Or so that's what I believe.  Whatever you're going through, whatever trial is just too much to handle, God has a greater purpose and intends it for the good of many.  You'll see.  Choose to learn about the season you're in, and communicate with God on how you are supposed to advance His kingdom today.  He will give you the answer.  I hope this encourages you like it encouraged me....Have a blessed weekend and stay hydrated!