Directing the Spotlight

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Today's reading: Acts 9:32-43

It feels good to be recognized and noticed when we accomplish something extraordinary. But if we're not careful, pride can rear its ugly head and take us right down a self-focused, unhealthy path. As we come to the end of Acts 9, Peter heals a paralyzed man and brings Dorcas back to life. Two amazing miracles that got people's attention and turned the spotlight on Peter. But Peter doesn't give in to pride. Instead of reveling in the spotlight and taking credit for the miraculous things he was doing, Peter very intentionally highlights Jesus, giving the glory to God for the healing that has taken place.

When you accomplish something notable, do you give glory to God by thanking Him in prayer? What about publically recognizing God as being the motivating and empowering force behind your actions? Why is this important? Tami

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Acknowledging God's providence in our accomplishments and our dependence upon Him is nothing less than a question of who is Lord in our lives. It's quite possible (and quite common) for people to allow Jesus to be their Savior, but not allow Him to be their Lord.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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This page contains a single entry by Tami W published on September 21, 2016 3:25 AM.

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