“They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” And they praised God because of me.”
Insight: Before Paul began to follow Jesus, his mission in life was to wipeout those that followed Jesus. Yet, Paul had an encounter with God, and his life was never the same after. We may have friends, neighbors or coworkers that we would say are closely related to Paul before he met Jesus. We must remember, God has placed us in their lives for a reason. Do not lose hope, keep praying, keep believing, keep letting them know about the love of God through your words and actions. All it takes is one encounter with God and their lives will never be the same.
Prayer: Father, help me to keep praying and believing for _________________ to know You. I want them to know experience Your love and freedom. Remind me to show and share with them Your love, believing that one day they will encounter You. Thank you for using me and for allowing me to be in their life.