It Ain’t Me, It’s God


While [the lame man] clung to Peter and John, all the people, utterly astounded, ran together to them in the portico called Solomon's. And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? — Acts 3:11-12

This is, without a doubt, an amazing moment. We can pretty much guess that everyone gathered knew this unnamed lame man. He had been carried to this entrance for decades. Yet his life was changed in an instant by the outstretched hand of Peter. But do not be confused. It was not Peter who did this — it was God. And Peter here does a fabulous job of deferring credit where credit is due. While he could have taken credit, he doesn't take it. He gives it all to God.

You know, I think God does some pretty amazing stuff all the time. But we miss the amazing things he does for the same two reasons inferred here. Either we fail to see and make the connection. Or we do see it but fail to give God credit so that others can see and make the connection.

Today's let's commit to giving more credit where credit is due — directly and only to God. So as you are moving throughout your day, look for more of those divine connections. Look to see where God is doing something in your life or someone else's. And then promptly give God credit. Give your undivided attention to God's work and when you see it give verbal credit to Him. And let's open our eyes and others to a supernatural God who still does supernatural things.

ASK THIS: Are you ready to give God credit today? (Share if you are below).

DO THIS: Look for supernatural works and give credit to God.

PRAY THIS: God, show me your works as I move throughout the day. Help me to know how to give credit to you when I see it.

PLAY THIS: Your Will, Your Way.


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15 thoughts on “It Ain’t Me, It’s God

  1. Eddie Ackerman says:

    God gave me the ability to work well in my chosen profession and work well under pressure. He also gave me the ability to do all of this on only a few hours of sleep (2-4) on a daily basis. Thank You God for blessing me with the ability to do my job well, despite worldly circumstances that give me excuses to NOT do the work well. Amen.

  2. Roger says:

    The gifts we each have, whatever they are, have been instilled by God. The use and growth of said gifts is being a good steward of that which we are blessed with. His spirit promotes the growth and use of all He has already given us. To Him be all glory, honor, and praise.

  3. william J says:

    Yeah, it’s not about us but we tend to want the attention and glory. Good will not share His glory.

  4. SG says:

    I give God all the credit for working out my housing challenges, providing in tough financial times and working on my behalf on family outcomes.

  5. Rusty Moore says:

    I give God all the credit for me still being on this earth after a stage 4 diagnosis on February 15th 2019. He has provided health and financial security. He has shown me how to be All In with him and he has given me peace. Thanks Vince for your devotionals.

  6. Malcolm says:

    Sometimes the “supernatural” presents itself in simply the “sufficient grace” that He gives us moment by moment day after day in the hard difficult circumstances that we face that seem to continue without a break. ( Paul in 2 Corinthians12:9-10). Praise goes to Him for this daily blessing in my life

  7. John Harding says:

    God’s provision is evidenced daily as I see His hand in my plans for the future. His mercies never fail!

  8. SHELDON Bullard says:

    I give God credit for His keeping power through this pandemic i still standing because of His faithfulness.

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