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He Provides Our REAL Needs

Acts 3:6-8Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.
The beggar was asking for gold and silver, he was asking for things that he thought would satisfy him. But in reality it wasn’t what he really needed.  God knew that his real needs differed from what he was begging for.  In those times, if you were not capable of work, or able to walk, you were just cast away to the side. Daily he was put there by someone, to just beg all day long. He did this his whole life. This is how he was born, he was regulated to fend for himself by asking for money daily.  It made sense, money equaled ability to buy food and then you are able to eat. The beggar knew his place in society  because of his c…

Want answers? Pray to God

Daniel 2:18-19He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven
Daniel and the wise men were in trouble. They knew that Nebuchadnezzer wanted results. In fact he as about to kill them all because he wasn’t getting the results he wanted. Results is something the king wanted and for most bosses, as a work need to produce. But in this particular situation, no one was able to answer the kings request to have his dreams interpreted.  Now that’s not an easy task in itself, in fact somewhat impossible. So what did Daniel do? He did what everyone should do in time of trouble. Pray for help. And I am pretty sure that this wasn’t one of those, small prayers. I am sure it is one of those prayers there they were on their knees begging the Lord for revelation. They had to, He w…