Acts 9:11-12 (NIV)
11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”
In 1997, Eric Harrah was an owner of twenty-six abortion clinics. Living in State College, Pennsylvania, he was so miserable that in desperation he cried out to the Lord, though he had turned his back on Christ years earlier.
Steve Stupar was a local Christian businessman and he invited Eric to lunch. While at the restaurant, Steve told Eric that the Holy Spirit had revealed three things to him and he wanted to confirm them.
He said, "The name John keeps coming up. What does that name mean to you?"
Eric replied, "That's my grandfather's name. He is dying with lung cancer."
He said, "I saw a girl in a plaid outfit and a white shirt. Do you know who that would have been?"
As soon as he said that Eric knew it was his sister. But Eric wasn't impressed because people knew he had a sister and everybody knew who his grandfather was.
Then Steve said, "The Holy Spirit revealed to me a plate that had blue pills on it with white bands. Does that mean anything to you?"
At first Eric denied it, but later confessed that he had considered taking his life a week earlier with a bottle of pain medication. Steve then shared the good news about Christ and Eric became a Christian.
The Lord still speaks to us today through His Word and He supernaturally reveals things for His glory. Are you spending time in God's Word so you can recognize His voice?
Dear Lord, thank You that You still speak to us today. Help us take the time today to read the Bible so you will know Your voice. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.