Begging does not usually coincide with something that’s beautiful. But let me hopefully change your idea of this by looking at the life of a beggar in Acts. He was humbled, maybe not at first by choice, but he eventually learned that way of life. Yes, perhaps because of his circumstances….but he remained humble to kneel at the feet of those that were, at that time, seen to have a higher social status. AND THEN, something remarkable happened: #butGodmoments
ACTS 3:6 “… In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”
HE WAS GIVEN AN INSTRUCTION: Instruction will always be given, but do remember it’s in His timing. Wait patiently and listen carefully.
Acts 3:7 “Taking Him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.”
HE WAS ASSISTED: God never leaves us to do it on our own. Our first step into a new season He is there helping us. Our seasons in life may not look like being a lame man and having the ability to walk suddenly, but wherever you are, He is there also.
Acts 3:8 “ He jumped to his feet and began to walk.”
HIS FAITH BLESSED HIM: This is the beauty – no one thought anything good could come from that man. In fact, I’m sure the man was not convinced he was destined for greatness. BUT GOD and this man’s faith (consistency, humility) blessed him.
The beauty of this, if you haven’t seen it yet…
I’m quite sure (not entirely, factually backed up), this man did not beg at Beautiful (the name given to the temple gate) each day or month, it looks like a yearly occurrence probably from the time he was old enough to be dropped off there. He was recognized as the man that begged at Beautiful; now he is seen as the man that was healed by Jesus Christ of Nazareth, given instruction, was assisted, blessed and the rest is literally history. Isn’t it beautiful when we see that there, right there in the midst, Jesus meets us at our begging situation and he does make it beautiful?
Do not despise the days of small beginnings, because from there beautiful things occur.