Yet all of the accomplishments that I once took credit for, I’ve now forsaken them and I regard it all as nothing compared to the delight of experiencing Jesus Christ as my Lord! To truly know him meant letting go of everything from my past and throwing all my boasting on the garbage heap. It’s all like a pile of manure to me now, so that I may be enriched in the reality of knowing Jesus Christ and embrace him as Lord in all of his greatness. Philippians 3:7-8 TPT
Paul was a Jew who kept every precept of the law. He was a leader and a scholar who ended up persecuting the church of Jesus Christ because he thought he was doing the right thing. But one day he had a life altering experience, he was blinded so that he could see.
I see so many people today who are wandering around, doing what their pastor says they should, but having no experience with the God who came to show us truth and set us free. Why would you want to have relationship with God through a person, when He invites us to sit at His feet and talk with Him one on one?
Paul thought that what he learned from man was enough until he experienced the eye-opening revelation of Jesus Christ. There are a whole lot of leaders that could use that today. They sit in their place of power, telling people what they should do, when they wouldn’t know the truth if it come and bite them on the foot.
Let’s begin to pray for all our leaders, that they may be struck blind so they can see. That they would have no where to go but to turn their eyes on Jesus. To have a heart change that will change our nation and our world.
May it begin with you,