I have a new motivational theme verse for my life! I’m sure I have skimmed over it many times reading the works of Paul but it struck me anew a few weeks ago and have been praying it for myself and my people ever since. Let’s get into Galatians 1:24.
In this letter to the Galatian church (first chapter), Paul shares some of his missionary travels, ending with Syria and Cilicia. He explains that the Judean churches did not know him, but had only heard that “the man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” (v. 23 NIV) In response to this Paul exclaims:
“And they praised God because of me.” Galatians 1:24 NIV
Oh, I can think of no better thing that could be said of me! I want to live the kind of life that points people to our great and powerful God.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about God using my weaknesses and warts.
I pray people will see what I was and praise the Lord for the change. I want people to see what I am (a work in progress) and glorify God for ministering through a mess like me.
So I pray:
Gal 1:24 prayer by Lauren Koepf Sparks
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