We often do more damage than good when we push too hard.

The Single Greatest Gift:
Better Than Gold

Scripture Reading:  Acts 3:1-10

Key Verse: Acts 3:6

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”

The story described in our scripture for today tells us of the heartbeat of the early followers.  They were always looking for ways to share their faith.  Here was Peter and John on their way to “church.”  This crippled man that they encountered had been there every day previously, but on this day (God’s perfect timing), Peter and John took note of him.  On this day—the day of God’s invitation to this cripple—it was on this day that God nudged Peter and John.  God opened their eyes to this man’s real need.  On this day God stepped into a cripple’s life and changed it forever.

            Are we ready for the opportunities that may come today?  We live out our lives peacefully and quietly many days.  Most days are uneventful and we pray our prayers as usual, but then, on a given day, God may tap us on the shoulder.  This is the day that God wants to use us to help someone else.  Don’t be surprised if it’s someone you’ve crossed paths with many times before without a thought, but on this day, God opens your eyes in a very special way!   This is the day God speaks clearly to your soul to slow down and help another person know that God loves them!

            We can’t rush these moments, nor force them to happen.  We often do more damage than good when we push too hard.  We must simply be alert and ready for those moments!

Father, I’m ready and willing!  Is today a day that you will use me on a special assignment?  If so, I will be obedient to your call!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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