Thursday, December 16, 2010

Have You Been With Jesus?

I have to confess that there was a time when I avoided the Book of Acts. I have no idea why, but I always opted for the Epistles and seemed to just glance over Acts. Boy, was I missing out. I am now reading through it again for the third time in the last year and I am finding it one of my favorite books.

One verse that has convicted me each time is Acts 4:13

"Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus."
Do you see it? First of all Peter and John had a boldness that was perceivable!
Secondly, it was obvious that they 'had been with Jesus'!
I pray that when people see me they see 'boldness' for Jesus and that they marvel because it is so obvious that I have been with Jesus. Not because I want them to see 'me', but that they will see JESUS!
Do my children perceive I have been with Jesus when I come out from my quiet time? Or, do they get a mom with a mission to get things done today?

1 comment:

Linda said...

This is a good devotion for me this morning Michelle. John and I have been reading in Acts and you are right it is a great book.

Or day always goes better when we have been with Jesus. Sometimes other people aren't there when we need them...but Jesus is always there just waiting for us to spend time with Him!