When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13
How many unschooled, ordinary men and women have been strengthened, enlightened and enabled to do mighty works for the Lord? Is it one of the unexplainable wonders of all the ages that once a person comes into contact with the Divine, a powerful force begins to work in their lives? Stars line up and miracles happen, sometimes to a rate of perfusion. Those who called Peter and John in to question them found themselves up against this overwhelming phenomenon. They could clearly see that something extraordinary had happened to these otherwise normal men. Can people say the same for us?
Today we like to wash down our religion to make it easier to swallow. We like to pat ourselves on the back and think we are doing well. But if we have truly come into contact with Jesus, will the resulting change in us be evident? The closer one comes and the more intimate the encounter should have its effect upon our lives, our thinking and the corresponding power of the Lord at work in and around us. So what are we waiting for? Should we not be running to our Bibles, to our knees and to seek the Presence that will bring the most amazing power to life in us now?
Let us come genuinely into Your Presence! Let us experience a walk with You that will be too impressive to overlook! Let it be evident that we have been with You we pray!