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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for August 7, 2018

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TUESDAY, August 7

Acts 3:6 But Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.”

Whenever I do something, I try to ask myself: “How do I want to change the world?” In writing today’s reflection, I want you to fully embrace the power you have through Jesus Christ.

For many years, I had a hard time with the miracles in the Bible. The well-educated part of me scoffed, “This can’t happen.” I told myself, “Disabled people don’t just get up and walk.” But in today’s reading from Acts, that is exactly what happens!

I have come to believe that denying the possibility of the miraculous is just as dangerous as believing every charlatan is indeed a faith healer. Disbelieving miracles shuts a door in our minds that God wants left open. God draws life out of those coffin-shaped doors every single second of every single day. That’s a power fantastic, and Jesus plugs us straight into it.

You can do more than you think.

MOVING FORWARD: Have you ever seen a miracle? Tell us about it by using #ForwardDayByDay. 

PRAY for the Diocese of False Bay (Southern Africa) 

Today the Church remembers John Mason Neale, Priest, 1866.

Ps 78:1-39 * 78:40-72 | Judges 7:1-18 | Acts 3:1-11 | John 1:19-28 

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