Day 43: I trust You, Lord. Receiving His worth. Acts 3
Take a moment and examine yourself. Why do you want to be saved? What is it that you want from this relationship? Why do you want to practice trusting? What is your ultimate goal in this life? These are some tough questions aren’t they? Spend some time answering them. Go into deep thought and really consider your motives in honesty.
When Christ died on the cross, he gave us so much. He gave us salvation (Matthew 1:21), He gave us life (Ephesians 2:5), He provided us a perfect example (2 Corinthians 5:21), He provided us perfection (Matthew 5:48), He promised us complete healing (1 Peter 2:24), He promised to supply our every need (Matthew 6:33), and so much more. All of these things are there for the taking, so what do you want from Him?
Act 3 speaks about the lame man being healed in the name of Jesus by Peter and John. As soon as he made eye contact with them, he quickly put his hand out to receive any money they could give. The man only wanted money, but Peter and John gave him so much more. Without ever opening their mouth to witness to him, they simply told him to get up and walk. Just like that, he was healed. What was this man’s immediate response? He gave praises to God! Why? Because he realized he had received more than he asked for.
People, on the other hand, had a different response. They woo’ed and wow’ed at the healing the man received and gave Peter and John the credit. Peter and John in turn reminded the mass that they could’ve gotten that and more but they chose to kill him instead.
And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering. And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk? The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers. Acts 3:1-17 KJV
You can probably imagine that some of them brushed it off in disbelief, but those who felt convicted probably realized they missed out on the best thing ever. They had missed out on so much and now regretted killing the messiah. “Just look at this guy walking!” they marveled, “all in the name of Jesus?!!?” The guy who everyone knew as the begger was now the healed worshipper and his praises were a solid testimony for the Kingdom.
So ask yourself again: what do I want from my relationship with Christ? Realize you can have so much when you surrender yourself to Him. Yes, there’s something you must do: surrender, give yourself up, throw your hands up, let go, stand still, and TRUST HIM. That’s easy enough don’t you think? Isn’t it easier to do nothing, allowing your Father to do for you or simply receiving what has already been done? What’s so hard about that?
Your relationship with Christ has great value. You are asking for ‘silver and gold’, but He has His hand out offering greater things.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14:12 KJV
What’s it worth to you?
I got it now,
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!