“You long to be free, but you have remained shackled to this world” (quote from reblogged post below). Sound familiar? Are we willing to give up everything (money, possessions, fame, power, whatever is holding us back) to follow Him? He knows our heart. He knows the truth. But we have to let go of whatever it is that we love more than Him.
Are we willing to do that?
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More than likely, when Paul was a young man he had a dream to know God fully. His quest for knowledge led him to study under one of the greatest rabbis of his day.
As he grew in knowledge, he became a Pharisee and then was elected to the Sanhedrin. Only the most noted of Jewish scholars held these positions. Paul was one of them. His heart, though charged with the wrong motivation, longed to worship God. Then one day, God revealed Himself to Paul through the life of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
There is only one way to interpret what happened to Paul on the Damascus Road and that is to say it was life-changing (Acts 9:1-9). Christ did not just appear to Paul; He embraced him. Only the Lord knows what rested deep in Paul’s heart—but like Moses, once he turned aside to study the things…
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