DO SOME OF US NEED TO GET OFF OUR SOAPBOX BUTTS?
Last night, due to incessant coughing, I laid awake thinking about a verse God put in my head where Jesus tells a paralyzed guy to pick up his mat & WALK & the guy did! (John 5:8). Revealed to me was that Jesus didn't go to him & help him walk. Sometimes, we do NOT act like the paralytic. Instead, we sit, rendering ourselves useless, waiting for Jesus to come to us OR for Jesus to send others to us. But folks? Sometimes? We need to get up, walk now & walk on our own. How much time I have wasted (on certain matters) where I sat in a pile of self-induced dirt waiting for a miracle when the miracle was within me. And there was Jesus--hoping, believing, praying I would just get UP--not in MY strength, but in HIS. I don't know who you are or where you are. But this post is not for the truly broken. It is for those of us who think we are--and don't need to be. Let's try! Let's stand! Let's walk!
Posted on February 22, 2011
by Heather Palacios