I was thinking about this the other day and it just struck me that I think many of us sell who we are and what is available to us way short. Did the apostle Paul have an experience that was unique to him? Some level of intimate divine intervention that is not available to us?
In a sense I think it was unique because we all are so unique in who God has created us to be. And we all have our own personal road we have been on. But in the most important way that I mean for this question to get at, I don't think what happened to Paul was unique at all.
I am finding many people today that, while on their own road, going somewhere, got knocked off whatever they were traveling on and met the Lord Jesus.
I bring this up because I am just a bit perplexed at how so many people today sell what is available to those who are being reconciled back to God, so short. Jesus was the first born of many brethren. The apostle Paul happened to fall into that line of brethren after Jesus and before us. But let us not forget he was just a man who had the same struggles we have, he openly admits these struggles in his letters. He had an encounter with Jesus. An encounter that changed the direction he was traveling in his life.
If we open our selves up to Father through the life of our brother Jesus, don't forget that this is the exact life that Paul was living and that we can experience.
He has nothing on anyone who is experiencing this life that was made available to all of us just as it was to him. He is just another one of my brothers. Let's be careful not to elevate him above other brothers and sisters that today are experiencing an intimate relationship with Father that we can learn from. Our Father is so committed to setting us free. Crawl up into his lap and let his love wash over you and free you from the fear that paralyzes us all.
Grace and mercy to you all.