Have you ever been asked a question that you couldn’t answer?
Welcome to Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Wednesday’s Word with Trench Classes United. Grab your favorite break-time beverage and come on in for a few moments.
Sometimes when we respond to questions, it’s like we’re on automatic, but have you ever been asked a question that pulled you out of auto pilot and made you stop and think? I have one of those for you today – actually, it comes from His Word, but before I get there, let’s lay a foundation.
So here we are, getting ready to turn the corner toward the second month of the year…already! Looking back at this month, determining if I’m on course towards the goals I have set for myself, I am humbled as I realize there’s this revived inner strength, this desire which fuels my discipline, which increases my determination to reach those goals.
How did I get here? Who helped me get to where I am? JESUS! I shake my head in wonder, realizing it’s really quite simple: just plug in to my source…daily, and He will keep me on track! Why, oh why do we complicate things, pulling away, inch by inch until suddenly, we’re UNPLUGGED!
So before I ask you this question, imagine that it’s just you and Jesus in your quiet time. You are sitting still, being still, inviting Him into your moments. You begin to ask God to show you how to stay plugged in to Him; you even dare to ask Him what’s interfering with the connection. He begins to stir your heart, and things rise to your thoughts. All is still and you cannot deny that it’s Him in your midst and you feel this tender love, this acceptance like you have never felt before. He speaks your thoughts and then He asks you: “Do you want to be made well”?
What is your answer?
See, Jesus asked this question of a man who was crippled by some infirmity for 38 years! (Luke 6:46) The Word doesn’t tell us how or why he was unable to walk, what infirmity he had but I love that it does tell us he had been this way for 38 years. Friend, It’s never too late to be made well, whatever the infirmity. Oftentimes it’s our own limited beliefs that prevent us from being made well.
So let me ask you again, Friend, how do you respond to this question? What or who is preventing you from picking up, carrying on and following Jesus with your whole heart that you would be made well?
Is the “who” you? When you are staying connected to The Source, He will reveal to you the what that is holding you back from the “you” you were intended to be, the places He wants to send you, the plans He has for your life. Is it your diet, your relationships, social media, finances, your thought life?
Take a moment and be still; allow Him to help you reveal what it is that you can answer yes to His question, “do you want to be made well?” He is who makes you whole.