Walk In Step With The Spirit

1 Peter and John went to the Temple one afternoon to take part in the three o’clock prayer service. As they approached the Temple, a man lame from birth was being carried in. Each day he was put beside the Temple gate, the one called the Beautiful Gate, so he could beg from the people going into the Temple. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for some money. Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, “Look at us!” The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money. But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” ~ Acts of the Apostles 3:1-6NLT

I want you to notice that it took the disciples to see that the crippled man needed more help than he originally asked for. This is the same with us today. Sometimes, others’ faith isn’t enough to get them from where they’re at. Sometimes, their spiritual eyes are blinded to their own needs. This is why we need to be walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. The same Spirit that rose Jesus from the grave lives in us. The same Spirit that dwelt in Peter and John lives in us.

Peter and John spent time in prayer, not just a short prayer every night before bed. No. They prayed for many hours every single day. In fact, they were on the way to the Temple to pray when they encountered the man. They didn’t just hear him ask for money, throw a coin his way, and then move on with their lives. They looked at him intently and then told him to look at them. Then Peter healed the man. He gave him more than he originally asked for.

Imagine if God only gave us what we asked for. We would be in serious trouble. Why? Because not everything we ask for is good for us. God has a better plan for us than what we can see for ourselves. This is why the Holy Spirit intercedes for us on our behalf because we don’t know how to pray the way we should. The man expected money; instead, he got a healing that removed his need to beg all together. This is how we, the Church, the bride of Christ, should be today. We should be able to give people more than hope. We should be able to change lives through the Holy Spirit that dwells with us and in us.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Walk In Step With The Spirit.

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