Heavenly Father, help me realize today that You are more than enough to meet every need that I will be confronted with today. Help me feel with Your heart and touch with Your hand. I surrender afresh right now and bow in Your presence to confess, “You are Lord.” In Christ’s name, Amen.
Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. ACTS 3:6, 7
What is the greatest gift you have ever received? I think back to January 7, 1973, when I received the greatest gift of my life. I repented of my sins that day and placed my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. That very instant, He gave me the gift of salvation and sealed my eternal destiny. As a result, my past is forgiven, my present is blessed, and my future is secure. In today’s passage, Peter and John did not apologize for not providing what the crippled man expected. The truth is, what the man requested was not his greatest need. This man didn’t need silver or gold—he needed God’s touch on his life. Only when we walk in spiritual discernment will we view people’s greatest need—their need for the Lord. 1