Don’t let what you have and who you are keep the world from seeing whose you are and who you’ve been with.
Live it out
- Here’s a modernized version of the apostle’s prayer in Acts 4. Try praying this through the coming week:
- “Sovereign God, I know you’re in control. Even when it doesn’t look like it and even when it doesn’t feel like it, I’m choosing to trust your nature more than the nature of my circumstances. You spoke light into darkness before and I know you can and are doing it again. Nothing surprises you and nothing catches you off guard. Therefore, Lord, change me. Change me so that no matter what life throws my way I can face it with courage and, at same time, trust you to do what only you can do. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.”
- Bible study, small groups, tithing, mission work, scripture memorization, fasting; these things are great... but what left the authorities speechless was the presence of a man who experienced God through them. Reflect on what you think it means to, “lead a train of transformation."
- Peter and John lifted their voices to God rather than against the authorities who mistreated and arrested them. Where do you need to lift your voice to God rather than against someone else?