Here is what God is saying to me through this chapter: In verse 43 we read about those first followers of Christ, “everyone was filled with awe and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.” So many churches can lose this sense of “awe” in the power and love of God. Once we lose this, we begin to gravitate toward lifeless living. We begin to think that everything depends upon us because we forget that God can do anything. The primary reason why so many people were converting to Christ back then is, I believe, because His followers maintained a deep sense of awe in the God they worshiped and served.
Here is what I will do today because of what God is saying to me: I will maintain my sense of awe in the power of God. If I’m on the lookout, I will see the wonderful power and love of God in the meetings I have today, in the tasks I do, in the beauty of nature, in the friends and family members I’ll interact with, and in events throughout the world. I will not only look for God’s majesty, I will praise him when I see it through prayer and song (if I’m alone, since I don’t really want to frighten anyone). I will also share with others how God has “awed” me today!