Uneducated and Untrained
During my morning devotions today, I read from the book of Acts. As I was reading chapter 4 about how Peter and John were arrested and had to go before the Sanhedrin. Through Jesus name they healed a 40 year old crippled man, they were asked "By what power or by what name have you done this?" Here is a group of people who are checking to see who these men were and what power they were using. What would that have been like to hear that someone was healed and to question the men who heal the man? They questioned Peter and John and they responded in verses 9-12. In verse 13 it says: Now when the saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized the had been with Jesus. (NKJV) If this is what people thought about Peter and John, what do they think of me? Am I filled with boldness that comes from the Holy Spirit? Am I perceived in a way that says I am uneducated and untrained? All I want is for people to see that I have been with Jesus. What does someone who has been with Jesus look like? It is a person who has been made a new creation and the old man has been crucified. We need to be men and women who are people who have been with Jesus. There is something different. It doesn't mean we have all the answers or we look great. What matters is that we have spent time with Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith. The one who designed us. He knows who we are and what we have done and what we are going to do. He still wants us. He still desires for us to have sweet communion with Him. That secret place where there is peace and rest. Just being with Him changes you. I need more of Him and less of me.
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