Isaiah 15:1-18:7 / Galatians 1:1-24 / Psalm 58:1-11 / Proverbs 23:12
“And I (Paul) was unknown by face to the churches of Judea which were in Christ, but they were in hearing only, “He who formerly persecuted the us (the churches in Judea) now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy”. And they glorified God in me.”
Paul’s life is an inspiring testimony to the fact that no matter how far gone, how side-tracked, or how “anti the things of God” a person may be, they are NEVER out of the reach of their Heavenly Father! GOD CAN REDEEM, RESTORE AND HEAL EVEN THE HARDEST HEART.
Paul’s whole life was radically transformed in a moment. Still, in the midst of great revelation, he had a choice to surrender and embrace the awesomeness of God or turn away and continue on the destructive path he was heading down. Thankfully, he saw and understood the Lord was reaching out to Him and chose to listen, yield and reach back to Him!
God continually uses moments to get our attention – many of us have crazy stories much like Paul’s “road to Damascus” while others of us have life-changing testimonies that aren’t quite so dramatic but are non-the-less revolutionary!
In either case it’s clear – the Lord never stops knocking at the door of our hearts. His great desire is for us to acknowledge His goodness, turn away from living apart from Him, surrender our lives to His INCREDIBLE, TANGIBLE, GOODNESS (and LOVE) and experience the ABUNDNT LIFE He offers to all those who choose to walk in a close, growing relationship with Him!