Peter was a disciple of Christ and God’s healing power flowed mightily through him. I am also a disciple of Christ and I expect for that same power to flow mightily through me. After all, Peter was an ordinary person like me. He wasn’t anything fancy. He didn’t have an accelerated degree, nor was he a theologian. He was just a man Jesus picked to be a part of His family. I also am a person Jesus Himself picked to be a member of His family and family members have privileges – Christ’s very anointing and power flows through them.
This is what I believe and confidently declare! (Note: these “I Declare” devotions are meant to be proclaimed out loud, as part of your personal daily devotions)
Acts 9:36-42 (NKJV) At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did. 37 But it happened in those days that she became sick and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. 38 And since Lydda was near Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent two men to him, imploring him not to delay in coming to them. 39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them. 40 But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. 41 Then he gave her his hand and lifted her up; and when he had called the saints and widows, he presented her alive. 42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed on the Lord.