Luke 18:40-41, “So Jesus stopped and ordered him to be brought to him. And when he approached, he asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And he said, “Lord, that I may regain my sight.”
🔴 The Posture of Hope
As long as you’re quiet, you can stay. Have you ever been told that? As long as you remain calm and in your place.
We are introduced to Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52), the blind man sitting by the road. That was his posture, the place he was to stay. But Jesus. Jesus was close; He was walking through Jericho, and the blind man became aware. Aware of his opportunity to be healed. Bartimaeus knew who Jesus was; he called Him Son of David. He cried out to the one True Living God that could change his circumstance.
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? Jesus stopped.
In His all-knowing power, Jesus 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 where you are. The Holy Spirit may threaten them by showing up in your life.
Let God show up for you! Let God show you how to follow Him!
Christ cared. He showed mercy. 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 sitting on the road with people who want you to remain in the same afflicted mental, physical, spiritually silent state? 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, 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.
1.What is keeping you from seeking the source that can help you get to the next level?
2. Who is selfishly telling you that you can’t do something?
3. What is your motivation?
This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter founder of Our Given Purpose®. Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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