January 16, 2019

Today you should read: Acts 9:1-31

When’s the last time you saw God change someone’s life?  I mean really change them. Acts 9 is about life-change.

Saul was:

Angry – full of threats towards followers of Jesus

Eager to Kill Christians

Prepared – he had all he needed to fulfill his mission (authority)

Headed down the wrong road

Then Saul meets God.  It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience of life-change.  God rattles Saul’s cage. Changes his name to Paul, but more importantly, God changes Saul’s life forever.

Paul was:

Chosen – by God to be a choice instrument in His hands

Anointed  – he began powerfully preaching the message of Jesus

Wanted – the Jews (who he used to be partners with) wanted him dead now

Bold – in his witness

What changed?  He met Jesus. Jesus changed him forever.

One more thing…

Can you imagine being Ananias?  It must have been very scary to be asked by God to disciple Paul.  This was the man responsible for killing so many Christians. Ananias had to trust the voice of God.

What if he had said no to God?  What an opportunity he would have missed!  Ananias got to be the first person to disciple the apostle Paul.  Think about that for a minute.

Now, let me ask you a question.  How many opportunities do you and I miss by failing to obey God and boldly share with those He places in our paths? How many apostle Paul’s do we miss because we’re afraid?

God please help us to be bold and obedient to you.  To share you without fear to those we go to school with, work with, and live with.  Help us to be your hands and feet to others that may seem hopeless – remembering that hope is found in You.

By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor

Author: Center Point Church

A multi-campus church in central Kentucky. Our mission is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

3 thoughts on “January 16, 2019”

  1. Great devotion pastor Tim. I have an uncle who is in his final hours and I do not believe he is in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. My heart just aches for him. Oh, how I wish I would have been bold!

  2. One of my favorite stories. And how fitting that I just read something else today about praying for the non-believer’s scales to be removed from their eyes so that they can see and know Jesus. I’m now even more convicted to pray for them! If God can change Saul He can change anybody.

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