Paul’s story is told in Acts 7:58-28:31 & throughout New Testament @TyndaleHouse #LifeApplicationStudyBible #PrHrnr

Just read Acts 9, I am reading through Acts now for the third time using Professor Grant Horner’s Bible Reading System. This is a great story.

Acts 9 start’s with Saul threatening Christians, his goal to have them put in prison or worse. Then on a trip, Jesus talks to him “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me*.” Saul’s blinded by a bright light. Jesus directs him to a certain place and after three days his sight is restored. Saul’s name changes to Paul.

My bible commentary explains that…

“No person, apart from Jesus himself, shaped the history of Christianity like the apostle Paul*” fullsizerender-9


“God did not waste any part of Paul – his background, his training, his citizenship, his mind, or even his weaknesses.*”

The commentary continued with a challenge for me (us)…

“Are you willing to let God do the same for you? You will never know all he can do with you until you allow him to have all that you are!*”

*Tyndale House Life Application Study Bible (NIV)




About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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