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The truth is that God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things, as Peter demonstrates in Acts 9:32-42. The healing and resurrection we see there are not because of Peter’s strength or power. They are evidence of God’s strength and power, that He is a God of the impossible (see Luke 1:37; Jer 32:17).

So often, we forget this, bringing God down to our size or seeking to limit Him in some ways. Matt Redman says, ‘Worship songs will never be able to paint the full picture of God’s glory, but it’s so important that we aim high and give our best effort to conveying Him as fully as we can.’ We need to see God in all His magnificence, power, glory and majesty in order to grasp something of His nature and understand His purposes for our lives. Peter was nothing special, an impulsive, outspoken fisherman, but in God, he became a man who saw miracles, deliverances, healings and resurrection.

When our focus is on our extraordinary God, we too can see extraordinary things happen and can be in a partnership which goes beyond our wildest dreams.