Scripture reading for May 16th: Acts 9, Psalm 98, Proverbs 5
Key Scriptures: Acts 9:39-42 “So Peter rose and went with them. And when he arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping and showing tunics and other garments that Dorcas made while she was with them. But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. And he gave her his hand and raised her up. Then calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive. And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.”
Tabitha, a beloved disciple who was a seamstress suddenly died. The other believers washed her body and sent for Peter to come quickly. Peter put all the widows and others out and alone with the body, he knelt to pray. After prayer, Peter turned to the body and spoke the woman’s name: “Tabitha, arise.” He made a simple faith confession or command as a result of his faith in His Lord Jesus. This miracle caused many to believe in Jesus Christ!
Faith Confession: I believe in the resurrection power of the Name of Jesus Christ. Lord, help me to seek You at every need You bring before me in order to do Your will and enable me to speak in faith that many will believe in You.
Psalm 98:1-2 “Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things! His right hand and His holy arm have worked salvation for Him. The Lord has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.”