“I came to you in weakness – timid and trembling.” 1 Corinthians 2:3, NLT
We don’t normally associate timidity with Paul. His missionary journeys spread the gospel of Jesus across miles. Saul became Paul on the Damascus Road and it changed this harsh megaphone for The Law and Judaism to a compassionate light for Jesus.
God used Paul to change lives, and in the end, Paul lost his life for the gospel.
I love his transparency in verse three. Paul was anxious to get it right. His knees trembled – he felt that flutter as he moved forward. Paul knew Jesus had called him. He knew, because he knew, that the path he was to walk would be difficult and crazy exhilarating at the same time. He stepped scared.
Taking a new step – or a next step – toward a life of abundant, victorious living often feels scary. That’s OK.
Knees shaking, heart beating, sweaty palms, breathless, ready to run, are all natural feelings when we are doing something different – something new.
Linking with…Suzie Eller at #livefree Thursday, Kelly Balarie at Purposeful Faith, Holly Barrett at Testimony Tuesday , Crystal Storms at Intentional Tuesday and Susan B. Mead at #DanceWithJesus Friday