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Topic: Acts 17: 8,9
s.Acts 17:8,9 Then Saul got up from the ground, but though his eyes were opened, he could see nothing; so they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. And he was unable to see for three days, and he neither ate nor drank [anything].
o. Saul was stripped of fleshly 'sight' and his spirit received no food or drink for 3 days. He was being emptied of all fleshly things so that he could be filled up with the spiritual things of God. God then told him to go to Annanias (the 'cloud/blessing' of the Lord) on the Road called Straight ('to place well/good'). God renewed all of Saul's old self with spiritual newness...the renewal of God in sight, food and drink...including a new path of life, placed well in God's good things.
a. I have to be stripped of my old way of looking at things, of the old knowledge of this world (food), of the old spirit of this world (drink) in order that God can put inside of my spirit HIS eyes, food, and drink (vision, knowledge, Spirit). He then will place me on the right path of life, the STRAIGHT path that leads me where HE wants me to go...the place of His 'goodness' and where all is 'well'.
p.Thank You, Father, that You care enough about me to take the 'crap' out of me and put inside of me all of Your goodness...your way of seeing things, Your wisdom and knowledge, Your Spirit, and Your Way. Keep me there, Father, because I know, without doubt, that there is no other 'Life' but Yours!