2009-03-23 - God's Ways Versus Ours
"I will show him how much he must suffer for my name." (Acts 9:16)
Who are we to question God? We are just a follower of God's, not God so our opinion shouldn't hold much weight. Still, Paul seemed like an unlikely choice as the Lord's spokesman. That is what Anaias thought, but he obeyed God's command, followed His specific directions, and found Paul praying at Straight Street. Anaias immediately witnessed that Paul had indeed had a change of heart. Anaias anointed him, healed his blindness, and witnessed a miracle. Immediately Paul's sight returned, and he was baptized. Instead of denouncing believers, Paul began telling people about Jesus being the Son of God. Paul's transformation was genuine. He now had a desire to convert people to Christianity.
Even though we don't always act as we should, God sees potential in us, just as He did with Paul. Once people see how God changes us, it can give people hope and help them open themselves up to God's life plan.
Lord, Don't let me be satisfied until all believe, all have an improved life, and all are granted the healing they desire. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.