the Willing

Wednesday February 7th, 1 Corinthians 15: 3-9 The first thing I did was place before you what was placed so emphatically before me: that the Messiah died for our sins, exactly as Scripture tells it; that he was buried; that he was raised from death on the third day, again exactly as Scripture says; that he presented himself alive to Peter, then to his closest followers, and later to more than five hundred of his followers all at the same time, most of them still around (although a few have since died); that he then spent time with James and the rest of those he commissioned to represent him; and that he finally presented himself alive to me. It was fitting that I bring up the rear. I don't deserve to be included in that inner circle, as you well know, having spent all those early years trying my best to stamp God's church right out of existence. God chose Paul as a missionary. Paul was not a good choice. He had spent his life trying to kill the budding church, literally!! But God’s plans often include change, change in the person God has chosen, and change in the way others view the person God has chosen. If God can use Paul, just think what could happen if you and I simply said Yes wholeheartedly to God? It is less about being ready than it is about being willing.


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