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***Do You Want to Be Made Well? - Monday's Dose - 7th May 2012

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Monday's Dose - 7th May 2012

Do You Want to Be Made Well?

"Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years.
When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in
that condition a long time, He said to him, 'Do you want to be made
well?" - (John 5:5-6, NKJV). 

You may have heard the story (a fable to be sure) about the father
who knocks on his son's door. "Jaime," he says, "wake up!" Jaime
answers, "I don't want to get up, Papa."

The father shouts, "Get up, you have to go to school." Jaime says, "I
don't want to go to school." "Why not?" asks the father. "Three
reasons," says Jaime. "First, because it's so dull; second, the kids
tease me; and third, I hate school." And the father says, "Well, I am
going to give you three reasons why you must go to school. First,
because it is your duty; second, because you are forty-five years
old, and third, because you are the headmaster."

When I ask people how many believe that God has a life-purpose for
them, most raise their hand. But when I ask how many know what it is,
only a few have any idea what it might be, and even fewer have
clearly defined it. Most say they want to know what it is but don't
diligently seek God to discover what it is.

Many people say they want to overcome their problems too, but are not
prepared to do their part to make it happen. Even the best
psychologists will tell you that "people don't really want to be
cured. What they want is relief; a cure is too painful." One surgeon
said that many patients who come to him with a problem would rather
that he operate on their body than they operate on their lifestyle,
and that only about 25 percent of his patients accept responsibility
for their wellness.

Jesus didn't say, "Do you wish to be made well, but rather, do you
want to be made well?" To be made well needs to be more than a wish.
It needs to be a true desire, with determination and commitment to do
what one has to do to get well. As a proverbs puts it, "Great
souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes."

Prayer: "Our God of all kindness, please give me the want to get well
in every area of my life, and reveal to me any areas of resistance so
I can deal with these issues, and accept full responsibility for my
wellness. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully,
In Jesus loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Monday and God Bless you all.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team


Sparkles said...

This have been a blessed read for me. I have a better understand of things now. I truly needed this to help me on my spiritual journey.

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