Last updated on November 30th, 2019
As I continue living my journey with God one day at a time, I found myself reflecting on Apostle Paul today. Here’s why. Apostle Paul was a man that was very instrumental to spreading the Gospel of Christ. He was also very instrumental in the formation of scripture that we have to read today. I’m impressed that he went through a lot of struggles in life, but still managed to keep pushing forward. He faced opposition from people who didn’t believe his message. Opposition from those in power who had him beaten and jailed. And even believers questioned his apostleship. What faith Apostle Paul must have had. Who knows if any of us could have dealt with that that much and kept moving forward.
He had to condemn his fellow Jewish Christian believers for the actions they were imposing on the Gentiles. He even had to stand up to Apostle Peter for the wrong example he was setting. I wonder about the stress Apostle Paul might have felt in life at times. Was he really anxious in moments, or really depressed with his circumstances? How much frustration did he have with the work he was trying to accomplish? How much frustration with all the pain he was enduring?
But still through everything, Apostle Paul continued to push forward through his faith in God. What an amazing example he sets for all of us to follow as Christians. Can you have a faith like Apostle Paul? So if you’re struggling right now, keep pushing forward in your faith like Paul did. As once written by him in Philippians 4, we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Peace to you all in Christ.
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