“But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to Damascus” (Galatians 1:15-17).
What a sentence! You have the heart of the truth and the Gospel wrapped up in one thought. You were called before you were born. God knows you. This does not mean that God directs every moment, for how then would Saul have been one to persecute the church? But he goes in prayer and meditation and the Lord who matures him quickly teaches him what he must do for the sake of the Gospel.
Lord, the mysteries are great and sometimes we want to invent an answer for what is a mystery. Guide me, O Lord, in the truth You have revealed that I would live in truth and not in my invented idea that I call truth. You have always known me and in You is all hope and a future. Guide me, O Lord, in the way You have given that I may walk in Your wisdom and learn to listen as You speak,
Lord Jesus, for all the things that get in the way, You died. You went to the cross that all who believe would be reconciled to the Father through You. Guide me, Lord, for I will stray and wander without You. Teach me, Lord, by whatever means You choose. In all things, conform me to Your image that I would be led by You and live into the life for which You have called me by grace through faith. Amen.