Monday, August 07, 2006

Zephaniah 1 - 3; John 9

John 9: 11"A man named Jesus made a paste and rubbed it on my eyes and told me, 'Go to Siloam and wash.' I did what he said. When I washed, I saw."

He didn’t just heal the man, the man had to be active in his healing. He listened and did what God asked…..’Go to Siloam and wash.’….Have you experienced God’s healing in your life? Or are you still walking around with his paste on your eyes?

For me I don’t ever immediately go. I question and wrestle with the instructions. It’s never an immediate, responsively obedient thing for me. And yet when I finally get up and go and wash…He is standing there, having waited for me to obey….expected me to obey, because I have experienced the healing more than once. I wonder when I will …John 9: 6-7 He said this and then spit in the dust, made a clay paste with the saliva, rubbed the paste on the blind man's eyes, and said, "Go, wash at the Pool of Siloam" (Siloam means "Sent"). The man went and washed—and saw.
So how about you….and how did you get there, to responsive obedience?

4 comments:

Jada's Gigi said...

I honestly don't know...I know I was desperate...I know I was at the end of my self and my rope...I cried out to God to do something...cause I couldn't do any more and if He didn't then it was over...I was out of Christianity, church, being good, all of it...I'm sure I had said those things before...but this time was different...I meant them...and HE DID SOMETHING!!...He healed me, He set me free...He changed everything! I don't think I did anything except give up and fall. thank you, Lord!!

Jada's Gigi said...

Later I think, when I accepted that God truly is Sovereign and I cannot help Him or change His mind and that He completely knows what is best and what He is doing...it helped me to learn to turn more quickly. Not that I have it perfected by any means...:) but its MUCH easier when you consider all that I have just said...I realize that I really don't know much at all and my way is very substandard compared to HIS. (sorry for the double comments...:))

lex said...

when i have exhaused every possible mortal measure i finally consent and do things the immortal way. the God way. the only way. that's what it has to become for me--the only way. then i will finally listen. then i will finally find healing and help. i think He knows this about me and walks with me here over and over in my life. he is so patient with my stubborness...still rewarding me in the end. His mercies for me are neverending!

kpjara said...

For me responsive obedience is a the ultimate daily response. It always reminds me of one of those things that seem almost impossible and I struggle and struggle and struggle and then when I finally relax and give up it happens without ado. And IMMEDIATELY experience the blessings that flow with obedience.