Acts 3:12 “But when Peter saw this, he replied to the people, ‘Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this, or why do you gaze at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made him walk?’”
Can you believe Peter’s response? Too many today want the attention. Too many want the accolades. Too many would claim the power. Not Peter! Remember, he had just been filled with the Spirit. This was the Spirit talking through him. He was just the vessel being used.
Just like Peter, we have the power within us to accomplish incredible things. Our problem is we don’t believe it. “Not me, Carl. I could never heal someone.” With that thought you can’t. Now, don’t hear me say you should just start healing people. That is NOT what I am saying. But we can do ANYTHING the Lord asks us to do through His power.
Our children should be taught to depend on the power of God to accomplish great things. Of course, in order for them to be able to do that, they have to have the Holy Spirit living in them. But once they have asked Christ in their lives, they need to learn to depend on Him and not themselves.
What could your children accomplish if they did that? God may lead them to do incredible things for Him. Nurture your child to depend on Him, not you. Turn them over to Him. Let them go! That’s hard, I know. But they weren’t yours to begin with. They have always belonged to Him.
Are you allowing the Spirit to work through you? Are you willing to be used to do whatever He asks? He may ask you to pray for healing over someone. He may ask you to witness to someone and lead them to Christ. Now that is power!