…and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14 I realize in this passage that God is talking to an entire people group and not an individual. However, I believe there are some things we can take from this and apply personally. I see this as God’s prescription for healing and it has four steps. First, recognize that we are called by His name, we are His. Second, … Continue reading God’s Prescription for Healing
For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. James 3: 2-3 What I learned when I had my own horses is just this: simply putting a bit in a horse’s mouth doesn’t really control him. There is more to it than just that. A horse can harden his mouth against a bit so much so that … Continue reading Whoa There Pony
Jesus Stopped Mark 10:49 Jesus was a busy man. He only had three years to fulfill His mission here on earth. He had many things to say, important things to say and so little time. He was preparing His disciples for the things to come – primarily His crucifixion – while they walked. The disciples and the crowd that was following Him had so many questions so when a blind beggar began calling out to Jesus, they told Him to be quiet. They didn’t want Jesus interrupted or was it that they didn’t want their agenda interrupted? I don’t know, … Continue reading Interruptibility
A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. Matthew 8:2-3 Lepers in Bible times were marginalized people. They were shunned and removed from society, made to feel ashamed – socially, physically, spiritually and emotionally. This marginalization was to protect others – reduce the risk of infection to healthy people, even if this “safety net” caused lepers to be treated harshly by members of society. Jesus didn’t play by the rules … Continue reading Marginalized No More!