Saturday, February 11, 2017

Touched by the Power of God!

In the crowd was a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years.   She had gone to many doctors, and they had not done anything except cause her a lot of pain. She had paid them all the money she had. But instead of getting better, she only got worse.  The woman had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him in the crowd and barely touched his clothes.  She had said to herself, "If I can just touch his clothes, I will get well."  As soon as she touched them, her bleeding stopped, and she knew she was well.  At that moment Jesus felt power go out from him. He turned to the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?"  His disciples said to him, "Look at all these people crowding around you! How can you ask who touched you?"  But Jesus turned to see who had touched him.  The woman knew what had happened to her. She came shaking with fear and knelt down in front of Jesus. Then she told him the whole story.  Jesus said to the woman, "You are now well because of your faith. May God give you peace! You are healed, and you will no longer be in pain."

Mark 5: 24 - 34

Why did you come to Jesus?  There may have been many reasons why you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  You may have decided to follow Jesus because His message was the best you had ever heard.  You may have turned your heart to Him because your family was setting their hopes on Jesus.  But in the Bible many of the stories are about people who encountered Jesus and were touched by the power of God!  He fulfilled a need, or healed an illness, or in some way gave you what no one else could ever give you.  

If you have decided to be a disciple of Christ, but have never felt the power of God touch your needs and your life, then ask Jesus to let you feel His power working where you are in need!

The power of God will give you a powerful testimony to share with those who don’t know the Lord!  

“Lord Jesus, I do believe Your Word and confess that You are my Lord.  But Jesus I need to feel Your power applied to my point of need.  And may that Lord Jesus cause many others to praise Your name forever.  Amen.”

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