Tuesday – April 23, 2024

1 Samuel 11-13; Psalm 38; Acts 9

Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you! Get up, and roll up your sleeping mat!” And he was healed instantly. (Acts 9:34)

Peter knew a little something about getting up. Oh, do you remember the man who denied Jesus? Yup, good ‘ol Peter. Now look at what he is doing. Not denying, but delivering.

Pastor said a year ago on  Sunday and it is still ringing loudly in my heart. “I’m INFLUENTIAL!” (I added the exclamation, lol)

Peter was used by the one he had denied, because God’s grace will use us to do His work when we submit to His way. We have God given influence through the Holy Spirit. Even as Pastor preached this past Sunday, God is outcome oriented based off our obedience.

Lord, we have been more like Peter before and desire to be more like the Peter we read here. We fully understand that it is process and we embrace the growth of our own healing to help others be healed in Jesus’ name. Use us to influence others for Jesus. Amen.