How God Speaks to Me Through Paul:

Paul understood his own insignificance. He understood that he deserved nothing and was given everything. He understood that sharing this indescribably amazing gift with others was more important than anything else. Paul had passion for Jesus. “Although I am less than the least of all God’s people…” (His own insignificance.) “…this grace was given me…” (Deserved nothing, given everything) “…to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.” (Sharing this indescribably amazing gift with others.)Eph.3:8.  Isn’t this what we have all been called to?, To preach the gospel……to share Jesus with others? God chooses the weak, and gives them His strength. Paul understood his own weakness. In 1Corinthians 2:3-5 Paul says: ” I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. My message and my preachings were not with wise and persuasive words, but with the demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.” Paul understood that he was powerless against sin without God’s Holy Spirit at work within him. “I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do- this I keep on doing……What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God- through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (Romans 7:18,19,24,25) Praise God that He has rescued us and given us His Spirit! “And what is Paul? Only (a) servant……the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything , but only God who makes things grow.” (1Corinthians 3:5-7) God speaks to me through Paul because he is just like you and me. Weak and powerless in our own strength, but graciously lavished with the strength and power of the Holy Spirit to plant and water seeds, then trust our Lord to make them grow.