…but by the grace of God, I am what I am… 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Paul, believed himself unfit to be called an apostle and yet is used by God, in spite of his confessed shortcoming. He is called into the apostolic succession to carry the message of the gospel which began in Christ. His is a testimony that regardless of who we think we are or who we believe ourselves to be, we hold an ultimate place in the heart of God who will use the heart of the one who earnestly seeks after him, even as our minds are clouded by our thinking in the midst of uncertain chaos or organized change. What we’ve done in the past is less important than what we are now doing today. An open heart leaves room for God to affect a change from within and we like Paul will move forward in God’s grace and favor. Perhaps we have yet to reach the place God has called us to be today, but we are certainly closer than where we were “yesterday”. But by the grace of God we are who we are in Christ, with everything done having meaning and fulfillment according to God’s word.