Acts 3:6a (NKJV): “Then Peter said, ‘Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give to you: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.’”
I find this to be an incredible verse of Scripture, almost a challenge from the 1st century to the 21st century.
One has to acknowledge the differences in medical advancements from that time past to our current time. Even though medications and procedures are not even in the same league. Many of us ask for or offer prayer, for our family and friends who are dealing with health issues.
For many, knowing you are being prayed for is a great encouragement. Knowing someone cares about you to approach the throne of Grace with prayers of intercession, prayers that are heard by the great physician.
These prayers are offered for all types of healings: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual.
But, of course, there are thorns with every rose bush, those who don’t believe in the power of prayer.
Have you heard this saying?
“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance – that principle is contempt prior to investigation.”
You’ve probably heard the saying, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.” The want to … is often missing! How to inspire self-motivation or self-discipline in others is just as difficult as instilling it within ourselves. The difference is we can control our level of “Want To”
Ephesians 4:28 says: “Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.”
Like the apostles; silver and gold have I none but the faith, prayers and healings I have personally received through faith in Christ, I freely share my testimony of those things with you. Part of my healing has come from learning that the peace I have today comes through helping others rather than hurting them as in the past. What I realize today that I didn’t know then, back when I was restless, irritable, and discontented was that many of my problems were directly related to a lack of spirituality. Again, you can take someone to church it doesn’t mean they’ll drink the Living Water.
At times, I wonder if we are more reliant on our medical advancements more than divine intervention.
Personally, I choose to trust in the sole keeper of my soul.