Acts 2:46

Acts 2:46

By Tammy Holton
Have you ever gone to a local butcher to buy meats? Your
plans were to buy sausage and maybe some pork chops, at the most, 8 or 10, but when the lady behind the counter ask you how many you wanted, you tell her 14. Two days later you discover why 14 pork chops, was in God’s plans…..two precious friends were able to come and sit at your table and dine, with your family. The blessing of sharing a little food with others and preparing a special desert, to brighten another. And, the most amazing part of God’s plan they were on a mission of helps to another. And, needed a kindness stop to refresh and revive them on their travels!

Have you read or heard God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform? (Matthew 15:32-39) When I think of how Jesus fed the multitude with fish and loaves, I think on food and numbers He must know His math! And, miracles he performs at the hands of our small task? What a wonder!

“…and shared their meals with great joy and generosity–” Acts 2:46 Love, from Tammy, Chris, Nicholas and Nathaniel Holton

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20 thoughts on “Acts 2:46

  1. Tammy, a great blog to remind us how faith with deeds must really please ‘Our Father’. (James 2) The Holy Spirit sure knows how to lead and guide us….may many blessings of hospitality return to your home and family. It’s a blessing you and your family are gifted with such a beautiful gift as hospitality. Romans 12:13

    I just clicked from the like list, ‘harrleypiris’ and read his article entitled; SATURATION POINT and how well it described your mystery to me.
    if you have trouble finding his link here it it! http://harlyhpmr.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/saturation-point/

    1. “may many blessings of hospitality return to your home and family. It’s a blessing you and your family are gifted with such a beautiful gift as hospitality.”

      Thank you, Sara.

  2. Just this week I heard a lady say that it comes a time when we need to get up from Bible Studies (not that that is not important) and start putting God’s words into action. I have pondered those words over and over this week. Yes, I want to be a doer of the word. What a joy to serve others and it seems to me in doing so we are served as well with a big bowl of happiness. Matthew 25:40-45 NIV;KJV – “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. What a blessing to serve others. In this weeks bible study we are studying the Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 1-12). In summary it says, when we please God then blessings flow into our lives. Blessings means happiness.

    1. Hey, Tammy…. I guess you didn’t know at the time . that you were unaware that you would be ” entertaining 2 angels, unaware.”

    2. “and start putting God’s words into action.”

      1John 3:18 says: “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”

  3. “Have you read or heard God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform?”
    I had heard this Tammy, but didn’t know where…thought it may be in the scriptures. On looking it up online I found that William Cowper penned words similar to this in the first verse of his hymn “God Moves in a Mysterious Way”.
    “God moves in a mysterious way
    His wonders to perform;
    He plants His footsteps in the sea
    And rides upon the storm”
    Also from online found that some scriptures allude to this like Romans 11: 33 “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!”
    God had the wisdom and knowledge about the 14 porkchops as well as the lovely meal
    but you applied with your obedient action. And your family poured in their part as well.

    1. “Romans 11: 33 “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!””

      And look what Romans 11:36 says, Debi………”For from Him and through HIm and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.”

  4. Wow, Tammy. Living by the Spirit of God is such a delight. Just to know that you heard Him and that He uses you to bless others is such a joyful reality. You have proven the scripture in Proverbs 11:25…”A generous person will prosper and he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Watch for the blessings to come from a loving, participatory and concerned Father God Who sees all things!! What a lovely testimony!

  5. Oops! T.H. Sorry about the repeat comment. I didn’t find it when I fist checked back on the blog. But like Paul says in Phil.3:1…”Now then, brothers
    and sisters, be joyful in the Lord. It’s no trouble for me to write the same things to you, and it’s for your edification!!!”

  6. In BSF this week a question got to me, because I remembered when I was going to serve on a Church board the head of the board said, “Please promise me you will not lose your saltiness.” Another question asked in BSF was how has your saltiness glorified Christ Jesus? And then how has your life been in a salt shaker or being poured out to flavor the world for Christ. It sounds like your home was robust with the wonderful richness of the flavoring of the Lord. That is always so so much fun for us Christians. I think sometimes in the day to day dealings, I’ve chosen to remain in the salt shaker. What a cover up, not showing who I am in Christ. What I did was offend Jesus. I’ve also have experienced the pouring out into others lives. What a joy to see how God brings everything and everyone together in his perfect timing. What a wonderful thing to be a part in God’s plan. So rich when that happens.
    So I have to think from now on, am I salt that is being poured out daily with my words, thoughts, and actions for God or am I going to cower in God’s salt shaker as I choose to not be shaken.

  7. “So I have to think from now on, am I salt that is being poured out daily with my words, thoughts, and actions for God or am I going to cower in God’s salt shaker as I choose to not be shaken.”

    Rena, you have given us some food for thought.

    Matthew 5:12-13 says: “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” (NIV)
    The footnotes for verse 13 in the New Living Translation says: “If a seasoning has no flavor, it has no value. If Christians make no effort to affect the world around them, they are of little value to God. If we are too much like the world, we are worthless. Christians should not blend in with everyone else. Instead, we should affect others positively, just as seasoning brings out the best flavor in food.”

    1. Now, I love salt! I can’t imagine what life would be like without salt? Or would there be life? I just got off the phone with Louise Phelps, Greenville, NC, lung cancer and she had been told maybe 2 months or with a certain medication 8 mons. She was taking a different med waiting for the new to be approved. She saw the Dr yesterday and he said the Meds you are on now are working and I’m not changing you. He told her not to think on those months now. She said how thankful she was for prayers of all. I shared how we were joining with her church in praying for her. She is a caretaker for her Mom and husband. The church has been and is being salt. Bringing food, giving rides to church and cleaning their home! Our calls of encouragement, prayers and cards are salt to season her day as well!

      Thanks Lilies for being salt to so many and so often.

  8. Tammy we have lots to think about. If we don’t affect the lives of others through our saltiness and our call by the Father to do so, God will probably either use someone else to do the job, render us as saltless, or we will stand and make a choice that its all about Jesus, look at the mess not liking it but knowing God will heal the broken body, mind, and soul if we take the step He has told us to do. First step obedience to God and the second roll up our sleeves and apply the salt which brings healing. I’m sure God will let us know where to apply it and He’ll do the rest.

  9. “If we don’t affect the lives of others through our saltiness and our call by the Father to do so, God will probably either use someone else to do the job, render us as saltless..”

    Heavenly Father, I ask You to give me eyes that see and ears that hear, what Your Spirit says. Help me walk in obedience to Your Word, and not be found guilty of being “saltless”. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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