While the Bible contains countless stories of amazing healing, whether it be physical or emotional, there is nothing greater than seeing souls redeemed and healed. Seeing testimonies of people who were once walking in darkness to come into the Light by the grace of God. Redemption.
To witness the evidence of the Spirit’s work by bringing people from who they were – sinners – to who they are after they realize the price Christ paid for them. Redemption.
The case of Paul is probably the most poignant testimony of that very thing. He was not afraid to tell his story. He was not ashamed. He knew the power of God that had worked in him and caused him such changed and he proclaimed it.
He shared all the gritty details of the man he once was and he did it several times when he spoke or preached to the multitudes. One example of this practice was while he was in Jerusalem, in Acts 22, that Paul started by revealing his past. I am so excited by this post, because God has specifically grown me in this myself. I wish you could finish reading this amazing post here, but I wrote it for Satisfaction Through Christ this month.
God gets the glory, even from our broken pieces, our dirty secrets, and our rotten pasts. He has worked in us, therefore He has changed us into new creations with a snow-white backdrop. Being authentic to the work of Christ in us means we need to share our stories, like Paul did.
Seriously, this is one of my favorite posts lately and I really hope you skip on over to STC to finish reading it.