Lately I have been sitting through my devotions waiting for God to speak to me. Waiting for some divine intervention. Thinking that He's just going to come through the words on the page or in my prayers to give me all of the answers. Well He did come through, but not in the way that I expected. I got a word. It wasn't an answer to all of my problems, it wasn't some insane idea, or a profound thought. It was a simple reminder.
Imagine yourself after a long workout at the gym or a hard day at work. Ok, now imagine throughout either of these situations you had no water or food. By the end of the day all you can think about is fulfilling that thirst & hunger right? I would assume so. What would you do to get it? I know that after a long workout with no water - I can't function. At the end of hard day at work, I've said it time and time before, "Let me get some food in me first and then...".
No one is sitting outside of the gym with a gallon of water waiting for me. For sure there is no one outside of my job with a plate full of food saying, "Oh you must be hungry, here's a burrito!" I have to go get it. I have to figure out how to get water and how to get food. It's not that I don't have access to it - I just have to walk over to the store and grab it.
This is sort of what our access to Jesus is like. We have full authority and access to Jesus & the Holy Spirit. However, He's not just sitting around and waiting for us. Although He will always stop for us, He will continue His work.
Over the next week, we will examine 3 short stories in the Bible. I feel like God has put it on my heart to talk about these 3 people and how they apply to us. During my quiet time, I closed my eyes for a brief second. All of a sudden a few stories from the Bible popped up in my head. They were very vivid and specific, and they all came fairly quickly. I noticed they all had something in common. Sound off in the comments if you've heard them before.
- Jesus Heals a Woman (Luke 8:43-48)
- Jesus and Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)
- Jesus Heals a Paralytic (Luke 5:17-39)
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