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Even Me

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Reading: Ephesians 3: 1-4

Verse 2: “Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given me for you”.

Paul experienced God’s hand in a powerful way. He had not always been Paul though. He was born Saul and was raised in the Jewish faith. Saul excelled at learning the Law and eventually became a Pharisee, one of their religious leaders. He was very devout and followed the Law inside out. When the Christians began to try and spread the good news of Jesus Christ, Saul made it his personal mission to persecute them, to stomp out this new religion. Saul was enemy #1 of the early church.

And then, one day as Saul traveled to Damascus to arrest and persecute the Christians there, he met Jesus. In a jarring encounter, Jesus changed Saul forever. The #1 enemy became the #1 evangelist, travelling all over the known world preaching about Jesus Christ and His love. Saul took on the name Paul, the Gentile version, and became the apostle to the Gentiles – all who were outside the Jewish faith. His conversion story is what Paul is writing about when he writes, “Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given me for you”. His name alone struck fear into Christians; now, by God’s grace, he was one of them!

As I think about and reflect on this mystery, I am convinced of the fact that God can and will use anyone for His glory. He chose Saul. That means that God can do anything with anyone. God can turn the hardest-hearted atheist into a preacher of the gospel. He can take the most vile criminal and turn them into a leader in a church. God can grab ahold of the one we least expect and use them in amazing ways.

Yes, we are all within reach of God’s grace. We are all available ammunition in God’s battle with the evil and darkness in our world. God desires to use us all for the building of His kingdom of love and grace. Thank you God for using even me.

Prayer: Lord, you call me by name. You ask that I lay down my selfish desires, that I take up my cross, and that I follow you. May it be so. Use me as you will, O God. Make me fully yours. Amen.

3 thoughts on “Even Me

  1. GOD GRACE , GRACE OF GOD, WHICH WAS GIVEN TO ME AND YOU,
    BY THE SPIRIT TO HIS HOLY SPIRIT , THAT THE GENTILES SHOULD BE FELLOW
    HEIR , OF THE SAME BODY, AND PARTAKERS OF HIS PROMISE IN CHRIST THROUGH
    THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.

    GRACE 2 COR, 12V9

  2. THE ETERNAL HEAVENLY THRONE IS A FOCAL POINT OF ALL ETERNITY.

  3. GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE. HE WAS ON THE THRONE AT CREATION.
    HE WAS ON THE THRONE WHEN JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED AND HE WILL BE ON THE THRONE IN THE DAY OF THE LORD..

    LETS WORSHIP HIM IN REVERENCE.., , BY THE GRACE OF GOD , KEEP US ON HIS PATH .
    GOD IS AT WAR WITH THE POWER S OF EVIL.

    I LOVE YOU LORD. THANK YOU FOR THIS DAY.

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