#4784 – Spiritual Needs

Good morning people who look beyond what is naturally needed.

Acts 3:6 NIV 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.”

How would this story read differently if Peter and John had money with them?

Is it possible that they would have defaulted to just giving the crippled man some money for a meal instead of healing him?

With these two generals of the faith, probably not. I think they would have still prayed for him and seen a miracle take place!

But I am challenged by what I would do.

Giving money or food to a lame man is great, but healing him in the name of Jesus is so much better! Cooking a meal for someone who is sick is wonderful, but stepping out in faith and releasing the supernatural healing power of Jesus is even better!

Here’s what the Holy Spirit is talking to me about today:

Sometimes we are so focused on helping meet physical needs, that we don’t go beyond this to people’s greater need of a spiritual encounter.

Yes, let’s continue to do good – including feeding the poor, looking after widows and orphans, and helping people in need – but may we all be open to being the vessel through which a miracle takes place.