This photograph is by Liz Burnell.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Gathering in Christ
And when Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him and did not believe the he was a disciple.
Paul was not given a message or a doctrine to proclaim; he was brought into a vivid, personal, overmastering relationship to Jesus Christ. Acts 26:16 is immensely commanding -- “to make you a minister and a witness.” There is nothing there apart from the personal relationship. Paul was devoted to a Person, not to a cause. He was absolutely Jesus Christ’s; he saw nothing else, and he lived for nothing else. “For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.”[Ed: In other words, we have a “Person-al” relationship with God through Christ].
Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 181 (6/30)
From My Utmost for His Highest