|The Power of Paul
And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me.
And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest. Acts 22:6-8
And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there, Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him. Acts 22:12-13
And Jesus said to Paul.. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. AC 26:16,18
So Where did Paul get his power? From Jesus Christ Himself, hallelujah! Christ gave him power to go ye therefore and tell the world about this marvelous Savior and His wonderful grace.
Where can we get that kind of power? From the same Jesus! By asking Him to cleanse our hearts and fill us with His love and power and calling upon His name to guide us in everything we do and allow it to be for His sake, not ours. When we get serious with the Lord, He will get serious with us. He is ready and willing.......are you?
Father, in the name of Jesus, show me what you would have me do so that I too can have that power to rebuke sin in my life and allow others to see Jesus in me each day. I love you and ask that you surround me with your loving care, and protection and allow your will to be done in my life. amen