Thought for the day: Paul wrote to the Corinthians about the encounters with Christ, after His Resurrection.
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time. Reference 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 NKJV
The one that sticks out here is that he mentions he is the last one to see Him. Why? Because, Christ made Himself known to a Paul, a zealous man for The Lord, who was molded to deliver The Gospel to the Gentiles. We know that with his conversion, Jesus used him to start, teach and encourage many churches. He also used Paul to build many leaders. Paul became obedient to God, after an encounter with Christ.
How about us? Yes, we may not see Jesus face to face right now. What is our reaction after encountering Him? Are we pursuing a close Relationship with Him daily? Are we being the example in all areas of our lives of Who He is?
Let’s make sure we spend time with Him to learn of how He wants to grow us. Let’s be the Men of God He wants us to be. Let’s cause a change in the world around us by being the catalyst He can use to bring change.