Friday, November 20, 2015
“Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped.” Luke 8:43-44
On this path of life, we encounter things that challenge us, that cause us to slow down and even to stop moving forward in our journeys.
This woman was no exception. She had a major issue – she was hemorrhaging for 12 years.
- This issue robbed her of her social life (Jewish laws deemed her unclean and dictated that she shouldn’t be around people).
- This issue robber her of her finances (She spent all of her money on doctors who couldn’t heal her).
- This issue robbed her of her physical strength (the continual loss of blood would have left her very weak).
- All, in all, this issue robbed her of her forward progress in life.
That all changed one day… when she touched the garment of Jesus and was totally healed.
What issue has robbed you in your life? What ailment, childhood trauma, painful memory, destructive relationship, unwise decision or negative word is keeping you from moving forward and blossoming into the man or woman of God that you have been designed to be?
This woman could have accepted this issue as her lot in life, and shriveled up, waiting to die. She could have labelled herself a victim and locked herself away. She could have looked at the crowd surrounding Jesus and decided it wasn’t worth the effort to go after Him.
But, she chose to believe God for healing and forcefully press through every obstacle. And, she got what she desired: healing and freedom in the person of Jesus Christ.
My friend, to finish this course strong and achieve our goals this year, we must keep our faith in God and forcefully press through the challenges and obtain what He has already prepared for us!
Believe God! Get moving! Violently pursue your destiny! This is your day for breakthrough!