Daily Reading – Ezra 9-10 / Acts 12
WHAT GOD HAS SAID:
Acts 12:13-15 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda. And when she knew Peter’s voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate. And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.
WHAT I HAVE SEEN:
Whenever I come to this passage of scripture I’m concerned at the lack of faith. Don’t misunderstand, I’m not talking of only those in the story, but also many Christians today as well. Here in this passage, many Christians gathered with the purpose of praying for Peter’s release and safety. When he’s standing at the door, they don’t believe it. Rhoda, someone who does believe it, was so excited in the answer to prayer she ran back to tell the others and forgot Peter at the gate.
Sometimes our prayers sound good as they cross our lips, but our hearts wonder, can it possibly come true. When it does, we’re so amazed in God’s answer, we forget about who we prayed for. There needs to be a certain AWE in the mighty hand of God. Yet it shouldn’t surprise us, He really answers prayer.
WHAT DO YOU SAY:
What big prayer are you asking for today?
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