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Look On Us

14 Jun

In prayer last Thursday, Brother Tim shared a passage from Acts 3, verses 1-5.

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer–at three in the afternoon. Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
I know he reads here from time to time, so I’m going to invite him to please…please…add what God was showing him in this word.  It struck my heart as he read from it, especially since it came on the heels of a Tuesday night mentoring from Pastor Sharon that was nothing less than strong meat.  Amazing Word of God!

She briefly touched on a ministerial experience she has had, that when she travels to other locations and to congregations not familiar with her as “pastor”, she will feel a great pull on other offices in her life, such as the prophetic and apostolic.   It stirred a hunger in us (me) to do the same. 

When Tim shared this passage, the words ” Then Peter said, “Look at us!”   So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.”  just leaped in my spirit.   This is exactly what is required, if we are to draw from her. 

The Shepherd feeds the sheep and this in essense was what this man was asking of them.  A few coins and perhaps another meal to sustain him.  But Peter and John challenged him in that there was something more.   When they said, Look on us!, they were saying, look deeperLook beyond what you know of me.     

I’m certain they had passed by him before.  Maybe even given to this man before.

But there was MORE.  So much more. 

As I was meditating on this, yet another perspective began to be cultivated. 

God asked me a question.  A hard question. 

When was the last time you told anyone to look at you with expectancy?

You see, the world measures us by silver and gold. 

If we’ll admit it, it’s not just the world.  I measure myself by it.  I wish I wasn’t stating this in present tense but the question remains and has to be asked….

What if I don’t have the house, the car, the clothes, the job….the money.  Then what?  Is there anything to offer?

If I were stripped of all of those things, would I still have the confidence that there was something of great worth in me? 

Or rather, Someone of great worth that could bring about an even greater result than anything money can buy.

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Posted by on June 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

5 responses to “Look On Us

  1. timothy livengood

    June 15, 2011 at 4:02 am

    THANKYOU SISTER STACEY FOR FOR ASKING ME TO RESPOND. WHAT A BLESSING TO BE ABLE TO SHARE GOD’S WORD WHERE THERE IS HUNGER! THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THAT THE LAME MAN HAD ALLREADY ASKED FOR MONEY SO HE HAD TO BE EXPECTING SOMETHING DIFFERENT WHEN PETER SAID LOOK AT US . DID THE LAME MAN KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT ? I SAY NO , BUT BECAUSE HE WAS EXPECTING SOMETHING OTHER THAN MONEY HE OPENED HIMSELF UP FOR AN MIRACLE THAT IN A MOMENT WOULD CAUSE HIM TO BE LEAPING AND PRAISING GOD THROUGHOUT THE CHURCH!! EXPECTING SOMETHING CAN DRAW OUT THE GREATEST MIRACLE.. WOW!!!!

     
    • timothy livengood

      June 15, 2011 at 11:37 am

      expecting something different today !? or the same old same old ! i see Jesus saying today , LOOK ON ME !!! Christ in you the hope of glory.

       
  2. timothy livengood

    June 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    AT THE GATE CALLED BEAUTIFUL TODAY ? THE RACE COURSE ( YOUR CAREER ) COULD CHANGE TODAY !!!

     
  3. timothy livengood

    June 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    FROM LAME TO LEAPING AND PRAISING GIVEING GOD GLORY !!!

     
  4. timothy livengood

    June 18, 2011 at 12:04 am

    the great worth in you !? CHRIST JESUS …………….!!

     

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