My companions saw the light, but they did not understand the voice of him who was speaking to me. Acts 22:9
What a strong verse. Saul was walking with his companions, who were also non-believers in Christ. All of them saw the light and yet Saul was the only one who understood the voice of Jesus that was speaking.
Sometimes that happens in life, right? We hear God speaking clearing to us, yet those around us either can’t or won’t listen to His direction. At times it’s because they are non-believers and choose not to hear Him. Or because they refuse to listen. Or because they haven’t met Him yet.
There are many reasons we can sometimes hear God clearly and other times we feel like He has left us completely. In both He is at work. Thankfully, Saul turned to Paul, because He listened…and followed direction.
Whether we are seeing the light and listening patiently to His voice. We see someone else reflecting His light and we follow the lead He has given them. We can’t see His light and we look for it in His Word. At all times He is with us. He is shining His light so bright it would burn our faces! Whether we see it or not!
Remember God giving Moses direction through the burning bush? (Exodus 3)
Moses heard God, hid his face and said, there is NO way I could do what you are asking.
Throughout the chapter we see God saying to Him,
I am God.
I will be with you.
I am sending you.
I who have sent you.
I AM WHO I AM
I will perform.
I will make.
Boy, Moses was stubborn! (I can relate). God was giving him pretty direct directions and Moses kept pushing back.
Do you do that? I do.
Let’s remember, that in order to shine our light…we need to be firmly planted in His Word and LISTEN to His direction, than follow it.
Look at it this way…
He is God.
He is with you.
He is sending you.
He has sent you.
He is sovereign.
He will perform.
He will make it possible.
May your light shine BRIGHT to all around you this week whether they be a believer or “pre-Christian” (non-believer).
What I learned today…We can only reflect His light if we are looking to Him. Stay connected through the Word.