People today know Saul of Tarsus as the Apostle Paul. But Paul didn’t start out that way, and during his lifetime and ministry, he didn’t think of himself that way, either. Yet, by the grace of God, he was able to accept his past and embrace God’s call. How is God’s grace empowering you?
For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.— 1 Corinthians 15:9-10
Prayer: Jesus, I am grateful for Your faith in me as Your witness and servant. May I humbly and confidently serve You today, knowing that You know who I am, and are making me into who You know I can be. In Your name I pray, Amen.