Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.”  John 5:8

Jesus walks through the blind, lame, and paralyzed to one man and asks him if he wants to be healed. The man gives an excuse rather than the answer “Yes!”

“Get up, take up your bed, and walk.”

The man has two choices

  1. Make another excuse,

“That’s impossible!”

2. Place both hands on the ground, swing both legs around, roll up on knees, curl toes under, force legs up, straighten the back, fix eyes on Jesus.

“With Jesus, the impossible is possible!”

It takes courage to obey Jesus and attempt the impossible. When the man decided to do what Jesus commanded him to do, strength surged through his legs and straightened his back, so that he could fix his eyes on Jesus.

And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. John 5:9

It took courage to take up his bed and walk in health. This man had to discount what men would think and exclusively focus upon the walk Jesus had given him.

What is your impossibility? It’s possible with Jesus.

My prayer for you:

Thank you, Jesus, for stretching our faith, so that we have to step into the possibilities that only You can create. It’s Your power, Your love, and Your wisdom that equip us and renew our minds, our bodies, and our spirits. Transform us, renew our minds, and renew our bodies, so that in all we do, we point people to You.

4 thoughts on “2 choices when Jesus asks, “Do you want to be healed?”

  1. KArenI I wanted to be the first to like it, but it wouldn’t let me. oh well, I liked it!!
    And I wanted to say that believe it or not, I have not had anything for the RA since
    Super Bowl Sunday a year ago when the Lord told me to come off of it-the Remecaid.
    He said I would never get well from the C Diff if I didn’t remember the blog well here it is a yr and 2 months later. I am still ok as to the pain I ache every now and then, but then I am 61! But I can control it and it isn’t anything like the RA pain I had before. I don’t know if I am healed inside, but I sure am outside. I haven’t even seen an RA doc since the move. I have concentrated on other areas that need attention. but God was so faithful then and to move us, faithful and now that we are settling in I am asking on so many things. It has not been an easy transition as expected. I am so tired of being the one concerned about finances-when all the other parts of my life are now full of joy. I have even asked the Lord about another job that would pay me a decent draw and pay for my benefits, which I am having to pay for . I have talked to my husband -but he is adamant about my working in an office-he thinks it will kill me -so did my doctors and I have to admit when I go out amongst the people I come back with something every time. so it is hard to know what to do. I know HE has a plan. I just wish He’d share a little of it with me.

    1. My dear Cindy, So good to hear from you. Praise the Lord! He is so good and has your life under control. “Where the Spirit of the Lord, there is liberty [freedom].” Rest in His freedom. Freedom that heals. Freedom that provides. Freedom that gives rest and peace. He has healed you. He will provide for you. Many blessings as you continue the adventure the Lord has prepared for you and your husband. Karen

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