I showed THIS VIDEO to our church this weekend. Have you ever found yourself where that dude was? What is it that keeps us from dong great things are being all we want to be? We are simple people that God wants to use. Yes, it is you that God wants to use.
Acts 4:13-14 (NASB) --- Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus. And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in reply.
Peter and John were simple guys, but God was using them in huge ways. They had confidence because they had been with Jesus. Through their actions people could tell they had been with Jesus. What about us shows people we had been with Jesus.
Just before these verses they were arrested. Authorities wanted to shut them up and keep them from talking about Jesus, but when people saw the guy they helped heal and heard them speak, they couldn't say a word. They were silent.
My prayer is that we spend so much time with Jesus, get so close to God that people recognize we know Jesus. I pray that people will be shocked to silence by what goes on around us because what happens are things that only God can do. There wasn't anything special about John or about Peter. But they allowed themselves to be used by God. They even had some rough things in their past. But God used them.
God wants to use you and me to bring the world to silence as they see and hear God moving through our lives. I pray for that to happen more and more. God wants to use you!