Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. Acts 9:40 (NIV)
Have we ever truly sat down to consider the size of faith and the close walk that would be necessary to do what Peter did? How completely does a person look to Jesus for them not to focus on the obvious situation they face? Peter is led right into a funeral scene. But where is his heart? He is shown the love and care that existed between the deceased and those left behind, but Who is he really listening to? He is presented with the still and lifeless corpse but what Spirit is he concentrating on? Is he looking for signs of a spirit left in the dead body? Or is the man of God moving from within to the movement and direction of a close and dear Friend?
Now we take our turn in carrying the message of Christ to the world. But how are we doing that? Do we march off to convince the wayward to profess our same belief? Or can the languishing crowds sense where our hearts are? Do they notice we are moving to a greater Spirit than the one that leaves our bodies of flesh? Should we pray for a walk so close and fully in Christ that the Spirit of God can move in power within and around us now?
Draw us closer to You! We need You with us! Tune us so much to You that the Holy Spirit can move us! We don´t want to see the dead scene of our day, but You alone! Fill us with faith and focus us that completely on You now we pray!