Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Acts 10:34–35, 44–45

"Then Peter replied, 'I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism. In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right.' …

Even as Peter was saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the message. The Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles, too."

This event was a huge leap forward for the church. It was very clear to everyone that God intended salvation and the Holy Spirit to be available for Gentiles as well as Jews. This broke through the Jews' expectations in a huge way. When have you experienced a breakthrough in your own life, when God took things to a whole new level? Are you open to his doing that at any time?

Have a Great Day!
'Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.'

Monday, May 28, 2012

Psalm 133:1–2

"How wonderful and pleasant it is
when brothers live together in harmony!
For harmony is as precious as the anointing oil
that was poured over Aaron's head,
that ran down his beard
and onto the border of his robe."

Have you ever had a falling out with someone and then worked it out so you live again in harmony? Then you will appreciate these verses. Harmony is a wonderful thing, and verse 2 suggests that it is both rare and precious. It's worth pursuing! Is there someone in your life with whom you need to restore harmony?