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Bible verse for June 7
“And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.” (Acts 4:33)
Prayer Reflections for June 7
I am currently in the middle of an answered prayer.
I like the sound of that a lot more than saying that God is not answering my prayer. I’m just in a season of waiting, that’s all.
And it’s been a tough reminder that God is not a God that just sits around saying yes or no to our prayers. He’s much greater than that.
He does answer our prayers, but He also works on the relationship with us in the process. He builds us and guides us and makes us rely on His strength instead of our own.
I say all of this because sometimes I forget the ultimate core about Jesus and His purpose: the resurrection. That’s what it all boils down to.
In Leviticus, there is rule after rule of how to do an animal sacrifice to God as an atonement for sins. Imagine every single time you made a sin having to think about sacrificing to God for forgiveness.
But there was something better coming.
And that was the ultimate sacrifice and the ultimate atonement, Jesus.
He went to the cross so we were once and for all forgiven for our sins. No more animal sacrifices. The veil between the part of the temple where people were and the part where God was became torn when Jesus died; it meant there was no more separation between us and God.
Yet, according to Jesus, there was something better coming.
And then it came- the Holy Spirit. God within us, so we would never be alone again.
Acts 4:33 says:
“And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.”
The disciples finally understood what it was all about: the resurrection. Their testimony of Jesus being alive led to salvation among thousands, and still leads to salvations today.
And what came with the great power of the resurrection? Grace.
We people say “with great power comes great responsibility.” But God says with His power comes great grace.
So when you walk out into the world today and make your normal day-to-day decisions, ask yourself: whose power are you using today? Your own strength? Or the power that leads you (and others!) to grace?
June 7 Prayer
Dear God, I don’t think grace would be anything we would appreciate if we deserved it. The fact that we are not deserving of grace but your grace overflows overwhelms me with hope in you. Give me faith to walk out into the world today with the power of your resurrection strong in my heart. Amen.
Jessie Synan is a Master’s student in Theological Studies who helps other women find their prayer focus in a distracting world. She went from her ADHD interfering with her prayer life to finding her own unique rhythms for prayer and encouraging other women to do the same. She is the founder of Pray With Confidence, which has helped over 5000 women focus on prayer through the real and vulnerable advice she gives to those on her email list when they sign up for the free guide “How to pray [when you can’t focus.]”