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A Daily Devotion for Friday, February 4


Acts 26:16-18


”Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen of me and what I will show you. I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.”


God calls Paul in an unmistakable, dramatic fashion. I would guess many of us are secretly envious of Paul and his calling. The amazing part is, God was calling Paul in order that you and I could know Jesus. We are, each one of us, at the center of that calling. Because of that calling, I am on my sanctification walk with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Holy Father, today I give thanks for your servant Saul/Paul, and for his willingness and faith to follow through with your calling to him. May I be worthy of any task you set before me; to recognize it, to own it and to complete it. I am also your servant. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Feb 04, 2022

Acts 26:16–18 Years into his travels of preaching and teaching, Paul is explaining to king Agrippa how his journey started and what his Lord charged him to do. Lucky Paul. How many of us has asked God “what should I be doing in your name?” We want it to be like it was for Paul. Jesus says to me, “Roz, here is what I want you to do.” Well that has never happened – at least not that clearly. I have, however, always listened to that small voice within me that says “ look around you. There are many places you can be of service.” So, maybe that small voice is God. Prayer: gracious God, thank you always for the talent…

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Barbara
Barbara
Feb 04, 2022

Acts 26: 16-18 ‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me. I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’


If Paul could be forgiven by God, then we surely can be forgiven, if we repent. Through sanctification, we can grow in our faith and realize that…


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Feb 04, 2022

Acts 26:16-18


Surely the testimony of Paul must be one of the most comforting truths for every sinner. All of us are without sin, and without a hope of saving ourselves by our good works. If a man like Saul (who later became Paul) with such aggressive hatred against Christ and the Church could become the most devoted follower of the Lord Jesus, we can have the assurance that our sins can also be forgiven - by grace through faith in Him. Paul had a job to do, and its instruction came directly from God. His mission was to preach this good news to the gentiles. Paul who once was the persecutor was forgiven and became the humbled apostle a…

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Tom
Tom
Feb 04, 2022

Acts 26:16-18

The mission with which Paul was charged is perpetual. It is to be constantly renewed and passed forward. Our salvation has gotten us up on our own two feet to open eyes and move people from darkness to light. God, who wants all to be saved, has equipped each believer with all the gifts we need to carry out the mission.


Prayer - Sanctifying God, as I stand on my own two feet and progress on this journey, may I be a reflection of Your light, bringing others to a saving knowledge of Christ the Son, through the Holy Spirit. Amen


TAA

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