When I feel Ignorant


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Acts 4:13-14

“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled. They recognized that they had been with Jesus. Seeing the man who is healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.”

Lord Jesus,
Though I continue to study and learn so that I may be prepared to give answers and reasons for the hope that I have in You when asked,  I often am aware of the fact that I am not considered to be the smartest one in a conversation…and how often I fear doing Your Name more harm than good because of areas I’ve not thought heavily about…or because of personal ignorance or naivety. But how much more powerful of a testimony Peter and John had in that, while it was plainly observed that they were unlearned and ignorant, the people could not deny the miraculous power and evidence that “they had been with Jesus,” and could say nothing against it. Wow! Lord I pray that – where I am lacking – You make Your power and presence known even more and Your Name greater…not because I have any ability of my own, but because You are strong when I am weak in Your power is made perfect in my surrendered weaknesses.

Thank You Lord for the reminder today that all things-even our shortcomings-can bring glory to You and testimony to the name of Jesus Christ. I ask that you keep me mindful of what Your Spirit can do rather than lose perspective and focus on what I think “holds me back.” May this give me boldness and also make it undeniable to people that I too have “been with Jesus“.

Acts 4:31

“And when they prayed the place in which they gather together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.”

 

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