“Paul took a stand and told his story….”The voice answered , I am Jesus, the One you’re hunting down like an animal. But now, up on your feet-I have a job for you. I’ve handpicked you to be a servant and witness to what’s happened today, and to what I am going to show you. “I’m sending you off to open the eyes of the outsiders so they can see the difference between dark and light, and choose light, see the difference between Satan and God, and choose God. I’m sending you off to present my offer of sins forgiven, and a place in the family, inviting them into the company of those who begin real living by believing in me.” Acts 26:15-18 MSG
God chose David and Paul to share His story with the world. They were chosen despite their failures and shortcomings. They were humble enough to let God chisel away at their sinful nature to make them more like Himself. Am I? They didn’t stay stuck where they were, but let God change their hearts.
“Your love, God, is my song, and I’ll sing it! I’m forever telling everyone how faithful you are. I’ll never quit telling the story of your love- how you built the cosmos and guaranteed everything in it. Your love has always been our lives foundation, your fidelity has been the roof over our world. You once said, “I joined forces with my chosen leader, I pledged my word to my servant David, saying, ‘Everyone descending from you is guaranteed life; I’ll make your rule as solid and lasting as a rock.” Psalm 89:1-4 MSG
Dear Father, I pray that Your presence would be seen in my life so that I am a blessing to those around me. Give me the courage to move past the things that are holding me back. So, that Your glory will shine through my life and bring others to You. Amen.