Paul was ready to die because his life was all about Jesus. The evidence of grace in his life was undeniable.
What about you and me? Ask yourself, “ If I knew I was going to die at midnight, what would I do today?” I know the answer. You would do what I would do. You would suddenly become very spiritual. You would call people, see people and pray for people.
I have good news & bad news. Actually, it is the same news. We could all die at midnight. So, what should we do today? I don’t mean we need to live in a panic, or spend every minute in a super-spiritual frenzy. (Who could live that way?) But we need to take every opportunity that the Holy Spirit gives to us. We need to make it personal.
Someone wrote that if you want a deeper commitment, and you want to make a greater impact, have a wider influence and leave a lasting mark, you need to make it personal.
“Think about it this way: Things changed when Jesus called Zacchaeus by name; addressed the Samaritan woman’s past; spent time in Mary and Martha’s home; invited each individual disciple to follow Him; intercepted Saul on the road to Damascus.
Jesus made a difference, because Jesus made it personal.” (Unknown Source)
Let’s make it personal. Let’s share Jesus with someone who needs to know Him. Grace is a free gift, but it isn’t just for some. Grace isn’t just for the elite, the rich & the powerful. In fact, Jesus came to earth in a humble way. He was born in a stable. He grew up in a poor family in a despised village. He invited fishermen, tax collectors, common men and women to follow Him.
He still calls common men and women.
Grace is for everyone who will receive it. Jesus came to earth, died and rose again for every man and every woman. He offers forgiveness to all. You just need to accept it as a gift, and to live for Him. Grace is the gift of God in our lives, given to us to share with others. Who do you know who needs to know Jesus? Share God’s grace with them. Make it personal. Someone’s eternity depends on it.