Chapter-a-Day Acts 3

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Peter saw his opportunity and addressed the crowd. Acts 3:12a (NLT)

So often, success begins with being aware of the opportunity and seizing it.  How many times each day to I have opportunity to love, to show kindness to a stranger, to do good, or to encourage someone? How often do I completely miss that opportunity?

I tend to be a person who gets lost in whatever it is I’m doing. It drives my wife crazy on a regular basis. She will often remind me of the invisible blinders I wear when I’m on task. More than annoying my wife, I fear that my single-minded focus on whatever task is at hand blinds me from opportunities of all kinds to make a positive difference in the day of a friend, a neighbor, or a stranger.

Today, I’m thinking about opportunities. I want to take the blinders off and see opportunities that present themselves to pass Jesus’ love and grace forward.

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Acts 3”

  1. 6 But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have.

    Peter alternative gift was to heal the man. We may not have the power to do that, but we have many other things to offer in the absence of money. We can offer a kind word or gesture, a smile, an encouragment or a prayer. You never know what small thing might mean the world to someone else today. God help me to do the small stuff today.

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