Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Day 3 - 28 Day Challenge

Here we find a wonderful story of how through Peter and John, God stepped into the life of a man who had been crippled all his life. His whole life had existed on the generosity of religious people on their way to church.

He was set for another day of begging pennies from church goers. Only today would be different. He would meet two guys that were as poor as him. (Peter says he had no money, not surprising as he had left the family business to follow Jesus) They could not meet his immediate financial need but through faith, Acts 3 v 16 Jesus was to change his life forever.

I love the way that the message puts v 22, When Peter saw he had a congregation, he addressed them. You just can not stop a preacher as soon as he has an audience nothing can stop him from speaking.

Seriously, There guys were on a mission to see people come into relationship with Jesus. To see God's Kingdom come on the earth. This is summed up in v 21.

"For the time being he must remain out of sight in heaven until everything is restored to order again just the way God, through the preaching of his holy prophets of old, said it would be."

That is our mission with the help of the Holy Spirit to see everything restored to order just the way God said it would be.

My Prayer

God help me not to miss opportunities to demonstrate your power bringing hope into hopeless situations and not to pass up an opportunity to tell someone else about you.


Anonymous said...

Through faith Peter and John worked a miracle in the life of the lame man which caught the attention of the community and created the opportunity for Peter to preach. 'What if' God's power is still available through faith to work miracles today and by them create opportunities for people to come into relationship with Jesus? We already have an abundance of miracles God has worked in our lives (our stories). Like Peter, we want to readily recognise the opportunities that arise to use our stories to see people come into a relationship with Jesus.

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