When Healing Happens
Contributing Writer: Tiffiany Langston
Can you imagine being in the presence of Jesus and the only thing you’re focused on is yourself? That’s exactly what occurs quite often. We might not ‘see’ Jesus as they did in the scripture, but we can be in the presence of Jesus, have a one on one encounter with Him and be solely focused on our self. Especially when it comes to healing. Whether it’s physical, emotional, or mental pain that ails us, in our desire for comfort we can easily become interested in the immediate healing of the ailment, instead of seeking the spiritual maturity that God is trying to bring us to instead.
Unfortunately, we can get caught up in seeking a relationship with Jesus for only the ways it will benefit us. While God does not desire that we live in pain, He is more focused on our full satisfaction being found in him, not the healing. Because the things of this world are temporary. But, our relationship with Him is everlasting.
In today’s passage from Mark 1:29-2:12 some were eager to share despite Jesus’ request to not do so.
How often do we run to share what Jesus has done, instead of simply acknowledging and praising Him for who He is?
Our God extends grace to us that heals. Giving us the ability to turn from sin and access to new places. He has made every provision for us to live in wholeness and in relationship with him, right here – right now! Let’s make sure we are cultivating a heart that seeks more than ‘what God can do for me’. God is able. He sees your faith and you can be certain he is faithful to his promises when we do our part to go before him humbly, seek His will and turn from evil.
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Tiffiany Langston is a writer currently living in Clayton, NC with her husband of 12 years, their 2 vibrant children and the newest addition to their home- Granger the goldendoodle. She is a solopreneur who holds a NC esthetics license and is also an aspiring author. As a wife, mother and sister in Christ, she is dedicated to serving her family and the local congregation she attends.
Tiffiany values honesty, integrity, consistency and simplicity. She is an optimist, lifelong Truth seeker, and peacemaker. Her love for the Lord and His Word runs deep, she enjoys being outdoors, likes to talk and have intimate conversations, and believes naps are one of the greatest delights of this life.