Acts, Devotional, New Testament

Nobody (Acts 2:32-36 Devotional)

32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. 34 For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, 35 until I make your enemies your footstool.” 36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Acts 2:32-36

Peter said:

This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.

It is amazing how Peter was changed by the resurrected Jesus!  He was an uneducated fisherman.  He had his weaknesses and doubts.  But when he met the resurrected Lord, and with the Holy Spirit working in him, he changed.  Once he denied the Lord, but now he boldly proclaims and bears witness for the Living God. 

As God exalted Jesus, He also exalted His disciples – from nobody to somebody who can carry out the divine plan of God.  We were also once a nobody going about our own life.  God also saved us and exalted us through Jesus.  Who and what do we proclaim in our life?  Who do people see when they see me?

“This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses”. 

Out of everything in the universe, God chose us to be His witnesses.  Why? I do not know.  But what we know is that Jesus died for us. He rose for us. And now He lives in us.  If we do not go for Him, who would?   May the risen Lord who lives in me give me the power and strength to live for the world to see Nobody but Jesus.

Dear Lord, it’s by your amazing grace that I am changed from a nobody to somebody who is bestowed the glorious purpose and mission to bear witness for you and to take part in your divine plan. Give me the power and strength to live for you and to show others who You are.

I love this song by Casting Crowns. It speaks so well the blessing and transformation we received from Jesus!

Why You ever chose me Has always been a mystery
All my life I’ve been told I belong at the end of the line
With all the other Not-Quites
With all the Never-Get-It-Rights
But it turns out we’re the ones You’ve been looking for all this time

‘Cause I’m just a nobody
Trying to tell everybody
All about Somebody who saved my soul
Ever since You rescued me You gave my heart a song to sing
I’m living for the world to see Nobody but Jesus
I’m living for the world to see Nobody but Jesus

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