Welcome to my thirteenth blog!!!🙂
Hellen Keller once said that a bend in the road is not the end of the road. Change is not easy but it’s also inevitable. Many things in life change from one state to another.
The weather changes from time to time. People move from one place to another. Our personalities and behaviours change from good to bad or from bad to good. Depending on the circumstance a person can change.
In the Bible there is a person who Jesus changed, but not out of own will. Noooo….. he didn’t pray for Jesus to change him. But out of His own mercy, Jesus decided to change him and make him a better person.
He is a common story. While on his way to Damascus to kill Christians. Jesus asked Saul why he was persecuting Him. Jesus talked to him through a bright flash of light. Saul was the only one who could see this bright flash of light. The soldiers could not. They only heard a voice talking and they stood there speechless.
Later Saul’s name changed to Paul. But not only did his name change but also his character. He stopped killing Christians and started preaching the word of God. And he converted many people into becoming Christians. He actually wrote the Pauline Epistles which are the thirteen books written by Paul in the New Testament.
Corinthians 5:17, Anyone who belongs to Christ Jesus is a new person. The past is forgotten and everything is new.
Jesus changed Saul from being a murderer of Christians to a preacher of the word of God. He forgave him his sins and changed him into a better person.
What I like about the story is that Paul didn’t ask Jesus to change him. Jesus knew what Saul could become and what he could do. And He decided to intervene and to change him so that he could have a better life.
Trust in God in your life, he knows you better than you think you do. He knows how much more you can do. And He can intervene to make sure you achieve more. Even if it means changing you even when you didn’t ask Him to. Jesus, in His loving mercy and kindness, he will do it.