What if What YOU Need Jesus To Do Depends Upon This….?

God’s efforts are strongest when our efforts are useless!

I want you to listen to some revealing dialogue between a man who’d been paralyzed for years. Jesus encounters him at the pool of Bethesda where he’d gone hoping to get into the healing waters (John 5:1-9).

The encounter goes something like this:

[Jesus asks a man who had been an invalid for a long time,] “Do you want to be well?”

“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”

Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”

At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked (John 5:6-9).

I wish we would do that; I wish we would take Jesus at His word.

I wish we would learn that when He says something, it happens.

What is this peculiar paralysis that confines us?

What is this stubborn unwillingness to be healed?

When Jesus tells us to stand — let’s stand!

Yes, God’s efforts are strongest when our efforts are useless. So, let’s lean upon Him!


From Max’s book, He Still Moves Stones.

© Max Lucado. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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Give Jesus an opportunity to work in your life where it matters the most, join us in this quick and simple prayer saying, “Dear Jesus, I am a sinner, I am in need of your help and your saving Grace and Mercy, I invite you to come in my life and my circumstances to save me. I invite you to become my personal Lord and Savior to take control of my life and to instruct me so like the crippled in this article, I too can escape what is confining me, what is trying to choke life out of me and what is trying to keep me in a headlock of misery and it is less than God’s Highest and best for me. Rescue me dear Jesus, I ask and pray, save me from the Fricking nightmares of my never ending tormenting problems,  deliver from us those who make it their life time mission to torment me and torment others, I want to be free, I want to be whole and I want most of all to finally be at peace and be set on the pathways towards God’s Highest and best for me, In your name, I ask and pray, Amen!

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