Term 2, Week 7, 2018 - Devotion

There are many things that can potentially change the paths we take as we make ongoing decisions. For students, it might be their subject choices on Subject Selection Night and for parents, it might be the challenge of working in a new business. Many decisions or choices can change our future, but do they change our destiny?

Have you ever asked God what He wants you to live for? Ask yourself are you living for the wrong things? Is His relationship with you and is this your focus? Are you open to change?

In Acts 9, we see the dramatic conversion of Saul to Paul, known for putting Christians in gaol for simply believing in Jesus. Saul persecuted Christians and believed he was doing the right thing. Roman society told Saul that what he did was correct. It’s now clear to us that Saul completely missed the point of what Jesus was doing for the world.

In life, God is seeking to get our attention. Our stubbornness requires dramatic and sometimes frightening life changes by God that affect our future and if we accept, can affect our destiny.

After Paul’s conversion, it meant putting his whole lot in or nothing. Because of his faith in Jesus, Paul was beaten, chained and thrown in gaol. Our lives as Christians are by no means problem free. Why not consider having Jesus with you through all the problems life throws at you? We don’t need to live alone. In Jesus we can have the correct relationship with God and He alone can change us to live a life truly worth living.

Mr Tim Childs
HSIE Faculty Head
Year 10 Advisor