Thursday, March 12, 2009

Becoming a poster child

The Apostle Paul called himself the worst of sinners. He called himself this because he was a really bad guy who violently persecuted Christians. However, because of God’s strength, mercy, and grace and Paul’s faithfulness to Christ, he was transformed into an Apostle that would carry the gospel message of Christ to the ends of the world and write half of the New Testament. (read about it in 1 Timothy 1:12-16) 

Paul’s testimony reminds us that the grace of Jesus Christ can change any of us and when we cooperate with God’s calling on our lives, we can be used in mighty ways for His kingdom. Paul is a poster child of God’s mercy, grace, and powerful transformation. We can be too. If God can change and mightily use a bad guy like Paul, then He can do the same in our lives. We must reject the lies of the Devil that say God can’t use us because of what we have or haven’t done. Christ came to make us new creations that are fully alive, victorious, and useful in God’s hands. Faithfully chase after the kingdom of God and His righteousness and be amazed at where God takes you and how He uses you for His glory. Become a poster child!

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