Look to God with Expectation
Today, Let us learn from the beggar and look to God with expectation.
Bradon: You and I both like to be right, I am sure it can be a point of contention sometimes with the people around us!
Jon: Definitely can be.
Bradon: Okay, keep that in mind, in your next story I couldn’t stop thinking about how frustrated I would have been to be in the disciple’s shoes!
Jon: It is hard, even in the small things to not brag about being right!
About the Story
Bradon: Okay! So I have been looking forward to this episode for a while, it has some really big questions that I think a lot of us wonder about.
Jon: this story pics up where we left off in Acts last week and will carry us all the way through Acts chapter 3.
Bradon: We will continue to glean more information on the Holy Spirit and see, what I think is a fascinating interaction, between some of the disciples and a crowd.
Jon: In Acts 2 the Holy Spirit was given to the disciples, remember the fire resting on them and all the different languages.
Jon: I think we need to learn from the lame beggar in this story. I am so encouraged by his excitement of being healed! It speaks of him going into the temple and praising God. He doesn’t go in and rub it in the people’s face that he is now well, or remind them that they walked past him every day.
Bradon: it’s so amazing. He doesn’t even give peter and John much credit! I love it. His life was turned around in an instant. I think about how he sat outside of that temple for so long. Perhaps thinking of the inside of the temple, what it looked like, or when he would be able to enter and worship God, and finally, he was able to do so!
Jon: I want us to take one more look at Acts 3: 5
“So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.”
The man did not get what he was expecting. He got so much more, and celebrated that, and praised God at that moment! What an amazing gift that must have been.
Bradon: Today, Let us learn from the beggar and look to God with expectation.