“I used to believe that I ought to do everything I could to oppose the followers of Jesus of Nazareth. Authorized by the leading priests, I caused many of the believers in Jerusalem to be sent to prison. And I cast my vote against them when they were condemned to death. Many times I had them whipped in the synagogues to try to get them to curse Christ. I was so violently opposed to them that I even hounded them in distant cities of foreign lands. (Acts 26:9-11 NLT)
Prayer: LORD, I wish I had an “undo button” for my life because, like Paul, I have things I wish I had done differently. Since I cannot undo them, give me the courage to acknowledge them, be accountable for my failures and shortcomings, and let Your love and mercy transform them for good in my life. Then, help me move on with what You have planned for me to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.