Scripture to Read: Acts 3:11–12
Hopefully, it is still fresh on your mind how God showed us how He healed the lame man and how all the people were standing amazed at the miracle they had seen. We continue in Acts 3:11–12, as God uses Luke to describe how the healed man was clinging to Peter and John as people rushed in to see what had happened. God shows His handiwork in so many different ways each day. As God’s children, He wants us to continually pursue Him and His Word each day so that we never miss the miracles He performs in and around us. God is growing and maturing His fruit in every believer (Galatians 5:22–23), but if we are not continually crucifying our fleshly desires, we can allow ourselves to quench the Spirit in us (1 Thessalonians 5:19) and miss God’s miraculous work. Not all of God’s miracles are as obvious as the one in Acts 3:1–10, but though His miracles are not as apparent, they are still taking place. We, like Peter, must be ready to share what God is doing in and through us. Note that God used Peter to grab the attention of the rushing crowd by asking them, in Acts 3:12, “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this, or why do you gaze at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made him walk?” Peter knew he and John had not performed any miracle but that they were tools in the Master’s Hands, exactly how God wants us to view ourselves.
Challenge & Application
· What must we do to ensure we never miss the miracles God performs in and through us each day?
· How has God used you for His glory, as a tool of His to perform His handiwork?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!