‘Afterward, Jesus found him in the Temple and said, “Listen, you are well now; so stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” (John 5:14 GNT)
Good morning, HealedOne!
Jesus had a knack for blunt speaking. He was a straight-shooter, have you noticed? Even when parable-talking He zingered straight to the heart of the matter.
He had healed this guy from a lifetime of invalid-ness, yet the invalid went right back to old ways of defeated living. The whole new life the invalid had longed for brought with it new responsibilities to grow his life into Christ. And, he hadn’t prepared for that.
Deer in the headlights!
I’m thinking about the problem areas out of my past from which God has delivered me. Every time, hard work has come with each change.
Healing is hard work. I need to focus in and let His Spirit clean-house in me.
Recreating God’s best out of ashes brings heaps of pain. Hardships are hard, DearHeart. Yet, they bring opportunities for better days. Promise.
When God answers, He does it in unexpected ways. Usually, there is discomfort involved.
Sweetheart, it’s alright.
His ways are right.
Can you handle the responsibility of the blessing He is dying to give you?
Pick up your pace.