[The Glory Unveiled]
Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” ( Acts 3:6 )
Apostles Peter and John were out one day going about their normal daily life when they came across a man who was lame from birth. Peter and John had been team mates, colleagues in the school of Christ and friends for quite some time until then. They probably knew the likes and dislikes of one another and a couple more things they shared in common. But interestingly, at this juncture, Peter, instead of using the first person plural form of the pronoun [he used], he used the “singular” denoting he was speaking for himself and himself alone. One of the challenges of many of today’s Believers is that, we try to role play and act out for other people and even ourselves. We try to act for people and pretend to be like them whereas we may have been far from them in experience. You could be friends with someone but what they carry on the inside is different from what you carry. You could graduate from the same Bible school but have different ministries and grace. It is for this reason we must enter the secret place as individuals and exercise the power and grace willed to us as such. We can only give what we have as individuals not as a group. No man can give what they do not have and no one can know what another person has or hasn’t unless they tell them. So beloved, let us give what we have been given of God; freely we were given, freely we should give.
Prayer_Bead: Omniscient King, Omnipotent God, thank you for the grace of your benevolence. Help we to give out to a needy world even as you gave to my needy soul.
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