The first recorded miracle post-resurrection is of Peter and John going to the temple to pray and coming upon a 40-year-old man who was lame from birth and who regularly begged at the gate of the temple for alms.
Peter and John had no money, or not enough money to truly help the man financially, but instead, they gave him what they did possess, healing in the power of Jesus's name.
This same principle is true in our lives today. We cannot give to someone else what we do not possess ourselves. In my writing group, I always encourage others to put knowing God first in their lives because out of what they possess of Him, they can write powerful words that will change lives. It is His name and His power that the world needs to know. Our writing ability, our successes, our education or training, may impress people, but it cannot change them. Only Jesus can change a heart. If we are full of Him, then He can spill out of our lives and into the lives of others bringing the clarity of His truth and salvation to their souls.
Our writings will not be preserved in Heaven's library. The only writings will be His Word and the names written in the scrolls. How we walk with what we possess can make a difference in the balance of those books.
How about you? Do you know what you possess? Do you walk in what you possess?
Today, I am thankful that I am in possession of the power of Jesus Christ through faith in His Name! May God grant me the grace to give what I possess to others!