I have the grace of a good God that has the power to change my life.
Monday, August 23, 2021
By Beth Snook, Journey Women’s Ministry Team
“The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from his mouth. You will be his witness to all people of what you have seen and heard.” — Acts 22:14-15
Paul provides a testimony about his conversion to Christianity. He acknowledges his past persecution of Christ’s followers and how this changed the moment he had an encounter with Christ. Paul was chosen to be a witness for Jesus, and he used this encounter to bring others to Christ.
I have the grace of a good God that has the power to change my life. I need to trust in his calling. Trusting God’s calling can have incredible impacts on helping others to take their next steps in faith. I can simply share what God has done in my life and leave the results to him.
“Father, thank you for your grace and forgiveness. Teach me to trust your direction. Help me in my actions and words to be an example of your love so that others may choose to follow you. Amen.”
Now You Try
Get to a place where you can focus and read the daily Scripture passage several times. Take time to read and allow God to speak to you. Write down the one or two verses that stick out. Even consider rewriting the verse(s) in your own words.
Make a basic observation about the scripture you just read. What stood out? Was something repeated? What is the author trying to communicate? What does the Scripture passage teach you about God? What does it teach you about humanity?
Ask, “What does this verse(s) mean for my life?” How might this verse affect your heart — how you feel? How does this verse challenge your thinking? How does it affect your will, asking, “What changes do I need to make in my life as a result of this passage of Scripture?”
Write out a prayer to God. Scripture is God speaking to you, take this moment to speak back. Take a moment to say, “Thank you,” confess to Him what needs to change, or ask for something that is on your heart.