“And he was unable to see for three days, and he neither ate nor drank anything.” Acts 9:9 Amplified
So now we see Saul, the great persecutor of the new church, knocked down and blinded. There’s always two choices in any given situation, we can deny or accept what is happening. Whether it’s something done to us or something we have done. This instance shows that Saul was truly doing what he thought God wanted him to do in persecuting the believers in Christ. His reaction to all that happened to him was humility.
When things happen in our life we tend to ask, why me? While we certainly aren’t likely to be persecuting anyone, we’re still going about our lives and our agenda. I feel the Lord is telling me that when situations come up that I have no control over I need to stop and ask God for His guidance. I believe that’s what Saul did after he arrived in Damascus, he just sat and waited on God for direction. As a Jewish leader he was likely used to fasting, but never before had a fast been so important.
We never know what the outcome of a situation is going to be until we get to the other side. Fasting is not something most modern Christians are used to doing, I know I need to do more of it.
Maybe if we did do more of it God would use us in a mighty way just as he did Saul, who will become Paul.