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Heart Change

It's never too late to change.
One of the things I like about Saul's life is that certain things about it were miracles from God. 

God can do anything through anyone.

Saul was a mess. He jailed Christians and he murdered Christians. He was hateful and detestable. You know what else came with that, right? Lying, cheating, and stealing usually follows such a cold heart. He did any and everything he could to hurt followers of Christ. At a minimum, he was also mean, deceptive, cunning and dangerous. And as you can imagine, people were immensely afraid of him. 

Then something happened1 and he changed. He was the opposite of who he ever thought he'd become.

He became a lover of Christians, of people, and most importantly, a lover of Christ. He began to have a fire in his belly for God, that he went on a quest to get people to see the glorious light of Christ. He was now a new creation,2 that he started using his other name (Roman name), Paul. As a result, people started listening to him, because he was no longer his old self. He was now a living breathing testimony of God's goodness and faithfulness. He wasn't afraid to tell his story and he was eager to help people learn about God. 

Any one of us can have a heart change. God wants us to be more useful to people who need our help. It doesn't matter what anyone has done, God can and will use you just as He did for Saul/Paul.

There is hope for all of us to change. God loves that. 

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1. Acts 9
2. 2 Corinthians 5:17


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