Monday, June 30, 2014

Gathering in Christ

Acts 9:26
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

This photograph is by Liz Burnell.

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