Shadow Games

July 18, 2011 — 1 Comment

Acts 5:15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.

Yes you read that name right! It clearly states that  people were placing their mats to catch a shadow of Peter?! I’m not a theologian but I don’t recall anyone in the bible healing people with their shadows, including Jesus. I do believe that Jesus could heal anyone in whatever way he chooses to do so but he didn’t never healed someone using his shadow. What made Peter different? What did Peter do differently than all the other disciples to affect so many people? (vs. 16 says, “ALL of them were healed.”) Why were people lining up their mats on the side of a dirt road like the paparazzi does for celebrities at the Oscars.

Peter understood an important principal, preparation is the breeding ground for perfection. If you scroll back to Chapter 4:29-30 you will understand what I am talking about!  (29Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”) Peter prepared an incredible move of God by prayer. He wasn’t doing it for show, popularity, or to be  number top dog down at the local harbor where he used to work. God infused Peter with enough healing power to affect even the people who came under his shadow because Peter’s heart was aching to help the people around him and he knew that only God could do so.

God wants to use you to do incredible things for people around you. The only two prerequisites are:

#1  Is your heart in it?

#2  Are you willing to be used?

~Aaron

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One response to Shadow Games

  1. 

    I totally agree and would say there is a third easy step, but most christians find it to be hardest to accomplish. It’s like the Nike slogan “Just do it!”. It requires movement. Many people resist movement even if it would benefit their physical bodies. Movement can also benefit your spiritual bodies. If your heart is in it and you are willing to be used, then just “move”. God can use someone who is willing to step out in faith and do what he asks.

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