I have been reading in the book of Acts recently and am amazed at the power of God placed upon the people of the time. God had an incredible message to be propagated throughout the world and satan himself was not going to stop it. The message of Christ dieing for our sins and coming back to life three days later has not changed in over two thousands years. God has given this message to all and tells us to care for those less fortunate than us.
As I read in Acts today, I thought about, James Gibson of the Strong Foundation, a man God is using in a powerful way to feed and care for the poor. I had lunch with him a few months back and made comment, I had never met a man that continually gave God the glory like he did. It seemed with each new thought, he was quick to give God the glory..
Today, it convicts me that I have not been as conscious to give God credit and glory when it is due. I am thankful for God’s patience with me and His forgiveness for my negligence.
Check out this except from the powerful days in which Paul lived…
“On an appointed day, Herod dressed himself in royal clothing, sat on the throne, and gave a speech to them. The people shouted, “The voice of a god, and not of a man!” Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he didn’t give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.
But the word of God grew and multiplied. Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their service, also taking with them John whose surname was Mark.”~Acts