Paul explains in Galatians 1:11-24 that he received the Gospel by revelation from Jesus Christ. Before his conversion, he persecuted Christians but after his conversion, he was the chosen instrument to proclaim the name of Jesus to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel (v. 15). God saved Paul for the purpose of spreading the Gospel message.
God also has a purpose in saving each of us and placing us where we are at this moment. By receiving instructions to the Way, we are equipped to lead others in our present circumstance and God has placed us where we are for a reason.
This day will be amazing because of who God is and who we are; an important name in history – one of His children. He gives plans to make a difference in society so that other people will glorify Him because of who we are.
This day with You God, we pray for the ability balance everything in life so we can finish all that You want us to accomplish. Be with us as we pay attention to our priorities; putting the study of Your Way first. Spending time with You in prayer so we put our tasks in proper order. In Jesus name. Amen.
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. – Psalm 145:18
With faith, we can be like Paul as written about in the post “Continue to Cleave to the ONE You Believe” and have confidence in what we believe. There is no fear of mistakes because with God and by accepting the gift of Christ, we receive the peace of knowing we have a clean slate.
Like in the song Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong United, we can go deeper and walk upon on the waters where our faith is made stronger and stronger. Because we are always in the presence of our Savior, we can trust without borders. God can move mountains and part the waters so we can walk through every difficulty. This day, let us call upon His name with trust in the solid foundation of the Gospel. Following His plan always leads to victory.
Reading in Galatians 1:1-10, Paul introduces himself as an apostle who received his authority to preach from Jesus Christ and God the Father. Many had tried to confuse the Gentile Christians in Southern Galatia about the gospel message by imposing the Jewish ritual and moral law on them but Paul reaffirms the solid foundation upon which the gospel message is founded.
Because of God’s grace through Jesus, we can have confidence in our eternal future and this brings peace. With faith, we can be like Paul and continue to cleave to the ONE we believe so we have confidence that every doubt or fear is replaced with a deep abiding trust.
There are times when our computer, iPad, or phone loses its connection with the Wifi. In a similar way, there may be days when we just don’t feel connected to God. It makes a big difference between having a good day and a bad one but a sustaining faith is possible if there is a connection to the Vine. Faith gained today will pull us through tomorrow so we can continue to step ahead day after day.
Lord, we call upon your name to make our faith stronger and stronger. We trust in You as we face some difficulty and confusion. We are thankful that the Gospel message can never be taken away or depleted. It has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it that sets us free and never let us down. In Jesus, we have liberty through grace. Amen.