"Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah."
Immediate Change in Direction, Purpose, and Mission
Yesterday, in Acts 9:3-6 we see Christ’s confrontation of Paul, today we move just a few verses ahead to Acts 9:20-22 and see that there was an immediate change in Paul. (If you haven't had a chance to yet, please read the above chapters.) He didn’t immediately start loving Jesus and working on his own life, cleaning shop and getting things organized in order to recover from his past. No, Paul got up and started preaching. He took to the streets and to the Synagogue; the very places he had been seen persecuting the church just a short time before. The people were puzzled, wondering, "wasn’t this the man who was determined to destroy the church and its people?" By verse 22 we see that Paul’s immediate change in direction, purpose, and mission led to an undeniable understanding that Jesus is the Christ.
How long are you going to “clean up your own house” before you allow Christ to make an immediate change in your life? Your past doesn’t have to be pretty, you don’t have to be all put together to let Christ change you and use you to change the world.
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This Devotional written by Lindsey.
Focus on this today: "Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah."