TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I will never let go of your hand. Every step you take I am there to encourage you and pick you up. Believe nothing is impossible because of My presence in you.
NOUN OR VERB?
Christianity is supposed to be a verb, not a noun. The fifth book of the New Testament is not called “the complaints of the apostles.” It’s not called “the denominations” or “the non-denominations of the apostles.” It’s not even called “the history of the apostles.”
It’s the acts of the apostles. The book of Acts records the kind of church that turns the world upside down. A church that gets up and does something. Not the church of pew warmers. They are a church of action.
They are flawed. They made mistakes and in the midst of the mess, Jesus is standing there going, “Yaaay, I finally have a people who are willing to get up and do something! They believe me! I’m just going to bless what they do!”
We are His church. What are we waiting for before we can act? What does God want us to do that He can bless and cheer us on? Jesus calls us to act in the midst of our own weakness and flaws.
“My grace is sufficient for you, My strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest may rest upon me.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9
God is a loving Father who praises and rejoices every small step we take, just like any parent claps and encourages their child’s first steps. So, the Father is with us, cheering us on and picking us up when we stumble. He encourages us to keep going forward.
What acts does God have for you today by the power of His Spirit that dwells in you? What can you believe He can accomplish through you? Say with Paul today,
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”– Philippians 4:13
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