Acts 3:6 - Knowing the Will of God.
Acts 3:6 (NIV) Then Peter said, "Silver or
gold I do not have, but what I have I give you.
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
I've heard people say that God often
guides by what he provides. Not only is this true,
but the rhyme makes it fun to say out loud. But
even though God often does open doors of
provision to show us the way to go, this isn't the
only way God guides.
I'd argue that God occasionally will also
guide by what he withholds. Perhaps there are
seasons when God won't allow us to have what we
think we need so we can see his provision or
direction in an unexpected way, just as when the
crippled man at the gate asked Peter for some money
and Peter responded with something else. And at
Peter's word, the man was miraculously healed. If
Peter had had what the man wanted, he might not
have given the man what he needed.
You might experience something similar in
your life. Although you may be convinced with all
your heart that you need something from God now,
he may withhold it from you. His plan isn't to
torture you, discourage you, or insult you. He may
simply be loving you in a way you didn't expect.
Instead of giving you what you want, God may show
you what you really need... [Daily Power by
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If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred