Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession
Our tendency to focus on the negative greatly affects our perspective. It narrows our vision and minimizes our expectations.
When Peter and John approached the lame man at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, Peter said, “Look at us” (Acts 3). The crippled man looked up, expecting them to toss a few coins in his cup. Was he in for the most amazing surprise of his life!
When we major in the minor, it limits our ability to see beyond the problem to a God Who holds the solution. Even though this man must have heard the miraculous stories of Jesus and his disciples as he laid daily at the temple gate, when Peter and John stood before him, he could only hope for some change.
Since the disabled were prohibited from entering the temple to worship, God sent Peter and John to meet him outside. In the presence of the Lord, the lame leaped to his feet, forever changed.
Jesus stands before you to ask, “What is the one thing that I can do for you today?” Will you shake your cup and hope for a few coins? Or will you lift your eyes to see a Savior Who is well able to meet every need? Ask out loud and with expectancy! The supernatural is commonplace to Him. He longs to give good gifts to you.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May you stop thinking small when it comes to the Creator of the universe. More than a few coins, may you expect the supernatural, life-changing move of God in your life. May you never settle for less! In the name of Jesus…amen.
Today’s Bible Reading:
1 Corinthians 9:1-19
Psalms & Proverbs