New International Version (NIV)
6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.
Partnerships are characterized by two or more parties coming together with ideas and sharing the benefits of working together. We form partnerships in school, at the office, on sports teams, and as the church. We partner with one another to accomplish great and small things. Working together usually makes us feel good and each party walks away feeling satisfied and equally “paid”.
Peter was willing to trust in the partnership and authority he had with God, and in that authority he could do amazing things. Just like Peter, when we partner with God we get way more than we could ever ask or imagine. We get His Grace, Mercy, Love, and Holy Spirit.
We get the power to withstand hardship because we have Hope. We the get the power to show others compassion because we have Love. We get the power of forgiveness because we have Grace and Mercy. A partnership with God is unbalanced. God will always give us more than we deserve, and He loves to do it! He continually grants us His presence and continually guides us.
– God will always give us more than we deserve, and He loves to do it! –
May we remember the partnership we have with God, and let us be people who are willing to listen to His voice, respond, and give Him all the glory.
How will you respond to God this week?