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17 Apr

Verses to ponder: Acts 9:21, 22

“Isn’t he [Saul] the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ.”

God can redeem anyone’s past, even one full of persecution like Saul’s. The thing is, we have to make the choice, like Saul, to accept and move forward into God’s renewal. We cannot allow our pasts to define who we are now.

The people of Damascus questioned the authenticity of Saul’s redemption,. Maybe there are people who question question yours. I’ve had this same fear throughout my own journey. “What if they think I’m a phony?” “What if they don’t take me seriously?”

Lemme share 3 important facts I’ve learned so far:
1. I live for an audience of One.
2. I have been redeemed.
3. We don’t need to defend God. He defends us, and puts our accusers in their places.

Verse 22 says that “Saul grew more and more powerful”, in spite of their opinions of him. He didn’t keep a tight grip on his past. Rather, he let it go and allowed God to redeem it and heal him.

Saul became a mighty warrior for God when He allowed Him to work in his life. Dear friends, let’s allow our mighty God to soothe our wounds and redeem our pasts. We, too, have been chosen to become powerful ambassadors of His great Kingdom.

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