When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say. So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together. Acts 4:13-15
When the Sanhedrin conferred, they were astonished these uneducated men had great knowledge, the courage of great leaders, the self-discipline to remain calm while being seized, and the power to heal. God makes the ordinary extraordinary.
God promises: “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7) It isn’t until we’ve been filled with the Spirit and ask daily through prayer for refills that we understand how we are changed through the Spirit. The spirit makes us extraordinary.
Father, I praise you that I can do all things through Christ. Make your will for me known. I know you will change me and give me the tools to do Your work. In Christ’s name I pray, amen.