Act 9:4-5 He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?” 5) “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting!" (NLT)
I have often wondered why God gave me this heart so willing to believe - so ready to follow. It was certainly not because I deserved it. Like all other sinners, I have been disobedient. I have rebelled. I always had faith, but it is deeper and more meaningful now.
My faith used to be something that I had. It now makes me who I am.
Why do other people not believe? How can anyone not believe? It is inconceivable to me.
Instantaneously, Paul became a servant - a slave of Jesus Christ. This after persecuting His followers. His faith caused him to obey his religion. When he met Jesus on the road to Damascus, he was transformed. Why?
Because his faith was sincere.
He wanted to obey God. He thought his actions pleased God. Then he met Jesus and realized he could never be good enough to please God. Saul (now Paul) realized faith in Jesus was the only way. God opened his eyes to true faith... Why?
There is nothing miraculous about the things we can explain. ~ Oswald Chambers
Faith is miraculous.
The Holy Spirit began to make my heart ache for lost souls and my own sin became ever more apparent. I accepted Jesus when I was young, but I could tell the difference. I knew Jesus was in my heart and that my faith was real.
Many a soul begins to come to God when he flings off being religious because there is only one Master of the human heart, and that is not religion but Jesus Christ. But woe be to me if when I see Him I say - I will not. ~ Oswald Chambers