I wanted to talk about something I was reading in my Bible this week. You can read the story in Acts 3:1-8, Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple; who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for money. And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God.
This man thought he was just going to have an ordinary day just begging in front of the gate to the temple. When John and Peter told the man to look at them, the men was excepting to get some money from Peter and John. But he got so much more that day. The man got up and walked from the first time in his life. I think a lot of us think this way when it comes to our life. I think a lot of us, me included expect Jesus to provided for our needs, and He will. But what if Jesus wants to give us an opportunity for something more? Will we accept the opportunity Jesus’ gives us like this man did or will we squander the opportunity?
Will we squander an opportunity
What do I mean when I ask the question: will we squander an opportunity? I mean when Jesus gives us an opportunity for a new job or a new experience or an entirely different career then what we wanted, do you grab a hold of that opportunity or do you let it fall right through your hands? Don’t let indecision, fear or anything hold you back from Jesus’ best for your life. But you may be thinking, I know what Jesus wants me to do in life, but you say to yourself. I can’t, it to hard, or you will fail. Don’t listen to those thoughts, remember Romans 8:31, What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Isn’t that awesome, if God is for us, and He is if you are saved, then who can be against us? Think about that, we as Christians have the Creator of the universe and the giver and sustainer of life as our Father and our Friend.
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