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) WHAT!!!! Just because her faith was that strong, she was healed and honored with Jesus calling her “DAUGHTER!”
(Note to self: she had been sick for twelve years!)
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.)
(side note: the little girl was also twelve years old.) How powerful is that???
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. This is just a chapter of the book!!! Reading this gets better and better!
One thing that grabbed my attention; how amazing it was that the same day Jesus healed the woman in the crowd from the disease and the little girl was brought back from the dead, Jesus said she was only sleeping… The woman had been sick for twelve years and the little girl was twelve years of age! God has a beautiful way of showing us miracles.
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???