"And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years...When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment." Mark 5:25,27
As we have just entered into a new year make this your year to press past the pain of last year; press past the failures; press past the negativity of men; press past the fears; press past the things that have held you in bondage; press past the cares and distractions of this life; press past your weaknesses; press past your shortcomings; press past guilt and condemnation; press past besetting sins that would hinder you and press into Jesus.
Be like the woman with the issue of blood and do not let anything stop you from getting to Jesus. He was her one goal. She was determined. She persevered until she reached Him and touched Him. Too often we are sitting back and waiting on the Lord to "zap" us or do some supernatural thing that will instantly change and transform us, our lives and our situations. Only the Lord can do the miracle, only He can bring about the change that is needed, like with this woman, she could not heal herself, it took a miracle from Jesus to give her healing and deliverance-- that is the part that we can't do. But the part that we are to do is press, launch out, seek, repent, ask, turn from, look to, pursue and so on.
"And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague." (verse 34) Had the woman stayed in her home, had she not got out to where Jesus was, had she not pressed through the crowd, she would have continued to have the disease and more than likely died with it. It was faith and action that brought her healing. "Faith without works is dead." (James 2:20) It was Jesus' power activated by her faith that brought her healing. When faith reached Him, He took notice. Don't just sit by waiting and hoping, make a step, step out and get to Jesus. Press through whatever stands in the way. When you do, He will notice and He will touch and change your life.
Have a great day. It is time you press through all the things that would keep you from getting to Jesus. When you do, you will reach Him and He will take notice and forever change your life.
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