Saul, before he became Paul wrecked so many havocs in the body of Christ; he caused lots of bloodshed to the body, he was zealous about vexing the church to a fault, he killed Christians at will and received letters of approval to murder those outside his territory. Saul had become a serial killer; he supervised the killing of Stephen and several other disciples in minor Asia.
Saul was well known by the major apostles of Jesus, he was a threat to the church and their lives. But it all came to an end when Jesus had to intervene and disrupted him in order not to further carry his deadly assaults against the church.
Jesus had a different plan, He converted his zeal and passion for His glory, that even the notable apostles in Jerusalem couldn’t not believe that the same man who vexed the church greatly and persecuted the body of Christ in times past is now a conveyor of the message and preached the faith which he once destroyed.
This is God’s perfect will. He is an extra – ordinary strategist, He knows how to turn a mess into a message in such a way that people will marvel and glorify Him. God knows how to unveil the hidden ability, untapped energy and capacity, turn it around and use it for His glory. In a man’s view and imagination, Paul was supposed to be doomed for Hell; he used the same man who vexed the message to propagate it.
Only God can see the great grandmother of the saviour of the world in a prostitute named Rahab, only God can see the leader of a country and a king in a farm boy like David, Only the almighty God can choose to embed the two – third of the Epistles in former serial killer named Saul of tarsus. Only God can transform a mess into a message for the world to draw inspiration from.
This should be our testimony, such that we can live a life and come to a point and say like Paul in Galatians 1: 24 …”And they glorified God in me”. This is the ultimate, this is the hallmark, that God is glorified in us, that the name of his Son Jesus Christ is lifted high in us and through us. This is the father delight and pleasure. Yield yourself to Him today, learn more of His ways by surrendering to Him, and rededicate your spirit, soul and body. Let Him use you as you like such that the world will glorify the Father in you. GRACE TO YOUR HEART!
*** PRAYER FOR THE DAY –Dear Father, I thank you for the revelation of your glory and power. I go forth today to manifest you love and fulfil that which you have placed in me to do. I win always and bring you glory in all my endeavours in Jesus name, Amen.
*** CONFESSION OF THE DAY –I bring glory to God today and always, the name of Jesus is magnified and exalted in me and through me, I am destined to change my world and I live a life of extra – ordinary achievements.
***QUOTES OF THE DAY –
[On Love] –You were not created to just get by with an average, unrewarding, or unfulfilling life. God created you to leave your mark on this generation.
[On Life] –Indeed, it is as important to learn how to receive a blessing as it is to be willing to give one.
[On Success/Business]–Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be better off than before
- SCRIPTURAL REFERENCE – 2 Thessalonians 3 : 1
- ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN : Morning – John 15; Evening – 2 Chronicles 23, 24
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