Acting Out: Day 4 — More Than Gold

Read Acts 3:1-26

Key Verse: Acts 3:6 “But Peter said, ‘I don’t have any money for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, get up and walk!’” (NLT)

The crippled beggar asked for money so he could buy food for himself but instead of giving him food Peter and John gave him something worth more than all the gold and silver in the world. The crippled beggar was given the ability to walk, to work, and to live a normal life in a culture that didn’t accept him because of his disability.

Peter and John could have walked on by and said, “Sorry, we don’t have any money. We wish we could help, maybe next time.” They could have responded this way and it would have been perfectly fine, but they never. Instead, through the Holy Spirit they saw an opportunity and they took it. God honored their faith and the man was healed. That was not the end of the story. Following the healing Peter was given another great opportunity to witness to a large crowd of people.

Through the power of the Holy Spirit you to can see ways to met needs in the lives of other. If you let God lead you, you to will be able to give someone a gift worth more“than all the gold in the world. In return your reward may be a priceless opportunity to share your faith in Jesus.

Prayer: “Lord help me through your Holy Spirit to be able to offer something much more than gold to those in need around me. Give me the courage to offer your gifts to those around me.”

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