March 13, 2018.
Read Mark 5 and God just poured life into me in so many different ways!
Jesus freeing the man with the unclean spirit (Mark 5:13) was powerful! Then, the chapter going into the woman who had the heavy bleeding flow and her faith to just “touch” his clothing healed her from this disease. Jesus did not SHAME her instead he called her “DAUGHTER” giving her freedom to know she was not unclean saying to her “Daughter, your faith has made you well, go in peace and be healed of your disease.”(Mark 5:34) Just because her faith was that strong, she was healed and honored with Jesus calling her “DAUGHTER!”
Then… The chapter gets even better when Jesus wakes up a little girl from the dead saying “she is only sleeping” saying to her “Talitha cumi” which means “Little Girl I say to you, arise.” (Mark 5:31.)
The power of the sensitive, beautiful, and gentle words Jesus uses to describe who we are. How incredibly powerful is that? Not only that, but the miracles Jesus preformed are insanely magnificent.
The main thing that grabbed my attention to top it all off was the next; Jesus said in Mark 5:36 “Don’t be afraid, only believe.” That is exactly what God through Jesus wanted and still does want to show us, to not fear only believe.
Fear is what holds us back from giving our all to God! If we only had the faith of the woman in the crowd, the man possessed with the unclean spirit, or the relatives of the little girl who was already dead to cry out to Jesus and be healed from it all.
Tonight I want to encourage you to not let fear consume you, friend. God does not shame you, He calls you DAUGHTER. No matter what it is that you have done. Have FAITH. Repent and go to Him, ask for forgiveness and surrender!
No more fear!
How different would this world be, if only we allowed Jesus in and not fear???