The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
EXODUS 12:14-13:16, MATTHEW 20:29-21:22, PSALM 25:16-22, PROVERBS 6:12-15
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A Posture of Hope
Written By: Torrie Slaughter
“As long as you’re quiet, you can stay.” Have you ever been told that?
In Matthew 20:30, we are introduced to the blind man sitting by the road. That was his posture. But Jesus. Jesus was close; He was walking through Jericho, and the blind man became aware. Conscious of his opportunity to be healed. He knew who Jesus was, and he called Him Son of David.(Matthew 20:31) He could not see but, his heart knew the truth. The one True Living God stirred his spirit towards transformation.
They hushed admonished, scolded, and rebuked him. Why? Did they feel guilty for not doing more? Were they silencing him because they thought he was foolish? Or were they being selfish and thought that his life was meaningless, that he was better off sitting by the road, forgotten, and afflicted. Jesus stopped.In His all-knowing power, He still asked the blind man what he wanted. Wow! My God!!
You may be wondering why you haven’t moved beyond your present mental or physical condition; don’t let the crowds tell you that you’re ok with where you are. Christ threatens their posture by showing up in your life. Let God take the blinders off! Let God show you how to follow Him!
He cared, He showed mercy, he showed compassion. He removed the blind men from the roadside and the people surrounding him.
- Has Christ, Jesus our Lord and Savior, asked you to move?
- Is there an urgency or tension building?
- Are you noticing the people around you have no intention of letting you be a great disciple?
- Are you sitting on the road with people who want you to remain in the same afflicted mental, physical, spiritual silence as they?
These people may be afraid and their fear becomes yours. Christ may have appeared to them in a form they weren’t ready to accept.
It is time to move.
Raise your voice, Believer! If this resonates in your spirit, it is time to seek Christ our Lord and Savior; repent, cry out for mercy, and ask for His healing. Stand up. Be in harmony with the community of Christ’s disciples and press forward with God as your guide and the Bible as your map.
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Torrie is a media ministry consultant who works with churches and faith driven organizations to build their ministry team, grow their online presence, improve communication with staff and volunteers by creating systems designed to combat inertia. Want to hear more? Tune in and listen to A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional a podcast by Our Given Purpose and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name.
Thank you dear friend. 🙂