God: undisputed power; undiluted and raw in its application
St John 5:5-9(KJV) “And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the Sabbath”.
In our interaction with God it can be a painstaking thing when you aren’t accustomed to talking with Him and hearing what He has to say in return. But when you take the time to know Him, get into His presence consistently and present your relational tokens such as praise and worship, getting into His word, seeing what pleases Him and doing it, and then a wealth of events starts to take place in your life.
I believe that conversation with God can be difficult if you haven’t taken the time to learn to hear His voice, but when you do it means two things: you are growing spiritually and the benefits you reap will be beneficial to you and those you come into contact.
Such is the case with the impotent man we see in John 5; severely handicapped to the point where divine grace and release was right in front of his face and he was not able to partake. Yet this is the power of Jesus, He is able to offer you that which you cannot conceptualize and He did a great job of healing this man by just speaking the word.
If you are in agreement the same can happen for you no matter the situation you are facing. He already knows the excuses, the objections and the hindrances you can think up and still He wants you to have it. In this case we see not only a healing, but comprehensive making whole.
Everything that was wrong within this man was put to right, so that God could get the glory. Maybe Jesus is asking you the same thing today, “will you be made whole”? Not just a healing of an affliction, but do you need a holistic makeover.
I am running to the cross even as I write; what about you, do you need IT from HIM?
Trivia: He had no shame in letting loose with tears as he was overcome with emotions. Who is this?