Monday, December 2, 2013

Rest N Receive Your Miracle

Hebrews 4:9 - There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.

In the healing of the paralyzed man at the pool of Bethesda (John 5:1–16), Jesus knew that for 38 years, the man had been flat on his back, unable 2 do anything for himself or others, no matter how hard he struggled.

In the case of the woman oppressed with a spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:10–13), Jesus knew that the woman had been bowed over for 18 years. And in that condition, she saw very little that was beautiful in life, only the dusty ground, dirty sandals and bruised feet.

What about the man with a withered hand? (Luke 6:6–10) Jesus knew from His carpenter days how a useless hand could have easily given the man a very poor sense of self-worth.

I believe that all three of them must have struggled for so long 2 get back on their feet, 2 try 2 lift themselves up, 2 attempt 2 do something about their situations, only 2b disappointed each time they failed. In fact, they got so frustrated with striving 2 get better that by the time they met Jesus, they had probably given up trying 2 change their situations.

It was then that Jesus came and extended His offer 2 turn their situations around. And when they embraced His offer, they received the miracles that they had sought for so long.

You too may have been struggling 2 get back on your feet, or 2 lift yourself out of the problem that has sorely weighed u down. You have attempted 2 do whatever u could, hoping that it would amount 2 something, but u have been frustrated time and again. My friend, God wants u 2 cease from all your struggling and accept the offer He extends 2 turn your situation around.

It is no coincidence that all three of them received their miracles on the Sabbath, the day of rest for the Jews. God’s Word says, “There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.” The day u cease from your own laboring and striving, and rest in the finished work of Christ, is the day u receive your miracle.

Jesus has done all the work. Whatever u need has been provided for at the cross. So just be at rest and receive your miracle!

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