The Apostle Paul met Jesus in a very real way on the road to Damascus. His whole life changed.
He could have spent the rest of his life, doing what many do today by telling others how he had been a bad man, a religious fanatic doing terrible things in the name of God but then he met Jesus, and Jesus dramatically changed his life. From what we know from the New Testament writings is what a great disappointment it would have been if Paul had stopped with a conversion experience.
Paul moved on in his life spending three years in the desert during which time the Holy Spirit instructed him in the ways of God. He emerged, ready to communicate all that God had taught him and at the same time still learning. Towards the end of his life he was still pursuing a deeper intimacy with Jesus as we hear his hearts cry – “O That I may know Him”
Can we grasp this awesome reality!…it’s as though he never got over Jesus, we read and hear Paul still as passionate, still hungry for more of God. There is always more of God to explore and know, there is truly no one like Him, Our Father, our Saviour, our Lord and at the same time our comforter, our guide and teacher and our closest friend. We are truly on a great adventure as He reveals more of Himself to us for “in Him are hidden all the treasures of knowledge and wisdom”….wow!
If you are born again of the Spirit of God, then you have entered into His Kingdom and even if you are the least in that Kingdom then you are still greater in privilege and position than the greatest of the Old Testament saints!