Well, back to the Book of Acts. Since it’s been a while since I’ve written, allow me to explain the purpose of these, call them insights. I’m reading the Book of Acts every morning. As I read, I’m looking and listening to The Spirit for those things I’ve overlooked over the years. Today I want to share something else I’ve missed all these years. It’s Acts 2:22…
People of Israel, listen! God publicly endorsed Jesus the Nazarene by doing powerful miracles, wonders, and signs through him, as you well know. (emphasis mine)
What caught my attention was the way the New Living Translation put that verse together with that word: endorsed! Famous people such as actors and athletes give their already considerable incomes a boost through “endorsements”. Companies that seek out said endorsements believe that the value of their product or service is enhanced by the status and life of those who give their face for advertisement.
Well that got me to thinking. I know, that is sometimes a dangerous thing. But think about that verse. God publicly endorsed Jesus as The Messiah. God’s endorsement was in the form of His Presence and His Power in the ways that Jesus touched human lives. Here’s a random thought I just had: “Since Jesus already has God’s endorsement, He doesn’t need mine, nor does He need yours.” In other words, it’s an already established fact because of God’s endorsement, that Jesus is The Messiah.
Jesus doesn’t need US to prove He Is who He says He Is. However…..what about us? Do I have God’s endorsement on my life and what I am doing for His Kingdom? What about you? Do you have God’s Endorsement on your life and what you are doing for His Kingdom? Unlike human endorsements that’s established by the money, God’s endorsement has more restrictions. God doesn’t endorse just anyone.
To receive God’s endorsement we have to be faithful to God’s purpose for our life. Each day now I am thinking: Do I have God’s Endorsement In What I am doing? I long for God’s endorsement, not for myself, but that He will be exalted and honored. The way it happens for us is the same way it happened for Jesus: Do what He calls for us to do. Jesus did. I’m trying. What about you?
Remember, love God with all your heart. Love others the way Jesus loves you. And make sure all the glory goes to Him!