Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What to do when trials come

~Tuesday Thoughts~

This is inspired by a sermon in a church we go to every once in a while.

"On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them." Acts 4:23-24 (NIV)

Peter and John had hurt healed a beggar in the name of Jesus and gotten into trouble for it. There are at least two great things in these 2 verses:

1. Peter and John went and told other followers of Christ their problem.
How cool is that? Do you have a community that encourages sharing about life's struggles and joys? If not, can you start encouraging others?

2. They prayed - right off. Like Oswald Chambers said, "God wants us to pray before we do anything at all." Prayer is an amazing and powerful thing. When and how often do you pray? What do you pray about? 

The whole story, from the healing to the prayer's answer is found in Acts 3:1-4:31.

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