On a recent trip I stepped up to the ticket counter to check my bag in for my flight. The agent asked me if I was going to New Zealand to change the world. “I hope so.” I said. “I’m a minister.” He looked away. “Are you shocked?” I replied as I stood in my sweatpants, tank top and running shoes.
“Um no, I’ve heard of people doing that.” he says.
“It’s an amazing life watching God change people’s lives, you know. The greatest adventure ever. Jesus healed me of nerve damage after suffering for 14.5 years. He’s incredible!”
The agent looked into my eyes and planted his feet. “You can’t go until you bless me.”
“What’s your name?” I asked.
Saul was asking for the Lord to bless him. As I prayed for Saul and healing over his heart I thought, dear Lord, may his eyes be open to the truth just like you did for Saul on the road to Damascus.
Every person in front of us needs transformation through encountering the Love and healing power of Jesus. Just be available and listen for the Lord’s promptings no matter where you are.