Acts 3:16 (ESV) And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.
This verse piggybacks off of the previous post as it references what happened with the dude who was healed while begging at the gate. When we have been Unleashed by the power of our Savior, great big God things start to unfold all around us. Things like Peter experienced with this dude – miraculous things, holy things, mind blowing things, and it is wonderful! I mean really! You’re on your way to church, you stop to pick up a coffee, you see this poor looking crippled dude begging outside of Tim’s and instead of buying him a coffee and donut, you speak the name of Jesus over him and witness him get up. I mean…come on! How awesome is that! Here’s the thing…Peter had faith for this. He found himself in a place in his Christian journey where he absolutely trusted, I mean totally and completely trusted in the Name of Jesus. He knew when he dared speak it, wonderful and marvelous things would happen. And guess what? I believe this story is in the holy scriptures for our encouragement to believe God for the same. Yup! Why not? Why not you? Why not now? Chew on this one for a moment or three, asking God to make it real to you and to bring you into a deeper understanding of His awesome presence and power.