Bible Study & Devotional Day 156
Guiding Scripture: Acts 3:3,6 ”When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 6 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.” ‘
🔴The Saying Goes
Written by: Torrie Slaughter
If you’re over the age of 25, you may have heard the saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. ” Acts 3:3,6 tells me there is nothing new under the sun. God is the Creator of everything, and we can connect all things back to His divine Word.
In Ray Vander Laan’s Walking With God in the Desert he says God was giving His people just enough as they wandered through the wilderness in the Exodus story. The very nature of our life-giving Lord is love. His definition of enough is different than ours.
In the case of the beggar, God sent Peter and John to the Temple, knowing they would glorify Him.
The expectation of society lowers the miraculous wonders of God. It assigns a limitation that God cannot work through His believers. The difference between the men in Luke 5:17-20 and those who set the beggar at the gate called Beautiful was faith.
Some people in our circle only have enough faith to bring us near a place of healing. It’s not that they don’t care, but their trust in God is different. The lame man in Acts 3:2 was born with his disability. If we are honest, we all have limitations that require assistance- God made us relational. We need one another to support our daily activities.
The message I receive from today’s reading is not to allow someone else’s faith to determine my trust in God. My years of pushing around the decayed things that caused me to stumble around in darkness required the Light of Jesus. He gave me people who pointed me toward Him.
Wherever you are begging for attention, healing, restoration, or deliverance, ask God to help you in your unbelief. Our Lord can develop the daily bread you receive into a daily purpose that increases the volume of His Good News.
Are you eating for one day or learning to grow your food?
Torrie is a media ministry consultant who works with churches and faith driven organizations to build their ministry team. She is the Blueprint Specialist uncovering root problems to construct solutions. Want to hear more? Tune in and listen to A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional a podcast by Our Given Purpose and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name.
This devotional is submitted by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional.