Donna Collins Tinsley is a sister among you, a sojourner, who writes a word of hope for mothers who have been affected by the pain of addiction in their loved ones lives. She prays for them also through Somebody's Mother Online Prayer Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/119408188089314/.
She lives in Port Orange, FL and has been included in 17 book compilations, several magazines and online. She is a lover of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Monday, July 31, 2017
The Beautiful Gate of Prayer and a Helping Hand Acts 3:1-7 or I Get by With a Little Help of my Friends
The Beautiful Gate of Prayer and a Helping Hand
This is one of my favorite scriptures and stories.
I like this verse best and have felt it can apply to so many things in our
Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but
what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”
One thought is, I can't help you with money but
what I can do is pray for you. You don't have to be down on the ground, you
have support and help in the name of Jesus and your prayer partners. Get up!
Get going! You are blessed! You have more and You are more than someone who is
sitting crippled with afflictions and pain.
“Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up,
and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.”
When we take the hand of a hurting mother, father,
son or daughter we help them up and towards their true calling of life and
health and love. We can't do it for them but we can give them a helping hand
up. Point them to resources. Tell them they can do it. We don't enable by doing
it all for them; we encourage them that they will find the answers and help they
need at the time of their greatest need.
Praying for families today to be strengthened in
the Holy Spirit and to be provided for in every way.
Here is the story in the Message version.
One day at three o'clock in the afternoon, Peter
and John were on their way into the Temple for prayer meeting. At the same time
there was a man crippled from birth being carried up. Every day he was set down
at the Temple gate, the one named Beautiful, to beg from those going into the
Temple. When he saw Peter and John about to enter the Temple, he asked for a
handout. Peter, with John at his side, looked him straight in the eye and said,
"Look here." He looked up, expecting to get something from them.
Peter said, "I don't have a nickel to my name,
but what I do have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
walk!" He grabbed him by the right hand and pulled him up. In an instant
his feet and ankles became firm. He jumped to his feet and walked.The man went into the Temple with them,
walking back and forth, dancing and praising God. Everybody there saw him
walking around and praising God. They recognized him as the one who sat begging
at the Temple's Gate Beautiful and rubbed their eyes, astonished, scarcely
believing what they were seeing.
threw his arms around Peter and John, ecstatic. All the people ran up to where
they were at Solomon's Porch to see it for themselves.
A blast from the past:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCrlyX6XbTU