THE STORY OF JESUS: Acts 3:1-10
“Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you.
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”(Acts 3:6)
Was Peter saying they were penniless, or that they had no money on them?
If they did have money, would they have offered that instead?
My sense is that Peter is dismissing money as the solution.
Silver and gold would not help this man, he needed Jesus.
Jesus heals this man, but He does not solve all his problems.
Now he needs to find a job, and figure out life as a walking man.
He needs to learn how to live “in the name of Jesus”.
His healing is amazing, but it’s only the first step in a new life.
Living in Christ is the greater opportunity and challenge.
Years after the miracle, is he still jumping and praising God?
Today is the first day of 2019, a new year of living lies ahead.
As a Jesus follower, are you living “in the name of Jesus”?
Taking each step with Jesus, following His lead, living for His purpose?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I may wish for miracles everyday, but the reality is I have You everyday. I pledge myself to living 2019 “in the name of Jesus!”