He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. Acts 3:8 (NIV)
Peter offers the poor crippled beggar a healing hand. As he and John touch him and lift him to his feet, the Spirit of God in them moves so powerfully that the lame bone and muscles become strong in an instant. He leaps up to new health. He is anxious to come into the sanctuary to praise the God who made him well. What enthusiasm! What excitement! What joy and what gratefulness filled his heart! He could not contain himself with all that he is experiencing! Can we?
Are we aware at all about the movement or Presence of God in our lives today? Can we see where the Lord has blessed us? Have we needed Him? Have we notice where He provided for us or healed us? If so, then what is our current response? What is the level of our excitement? Where is our joy? How great is our desire to praise God? Are we hurrying in our need to come to Him? Do we just want to proclaim our gratitude to Him in His Presence? Are we moved to seek Him and His Church? Are our joy, our enthusiasm and our praise detectable to those around us now?
Let Your Spirit flood us with healing from above! Let It overcome us and overwhelm us! Let It move us to extreme responses that are detectable in our attitude and our testimony! Let us rush to seek You always in sheer gratitude and joy! Let us praise You for all that You have done we pray!
By S.D. Wonenberg sdwonenberg.com
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