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A Touch of Faith

 

A TOUCH OF FAITH

By Carolyn Dale Newell

For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.”

Matthew 9:21 NKJV

For twelve years, she suffered with an unceasing flow of blood. Though not life-threatening, it was debilitating. Her anemic body, frail and thin, zapped her strength. Just getting through the day was exhausting.

She had no one to depend on. Her condition labeled her ceremonially unclean. A social outcast. No family or husband is mentioned. Was she abandoned?

She wasn’t a widow, and Jesus called her “daughter.” Her age might have been difficult to judge since Stress lined her face.

Doctors couldn’t help. Had they never discovered the root of the problem? Had she heard these familiar words: “Let’s try this”?

And when that treatment failed, she heard it again. At one time, she had been wealthy, but now, charlatans had robbed her. Well meaning physicians had depleted her funds also.

Yet, nothing worked. Nothing had helped. Too weak to work and isolated by society, she barely got by.

Discouragement shrouded her until one day, she heard Jesus was near. she had no doubts about her next step. If she could get close enough to touch His robe, healing would come.

She didn’t have to interfere with His busy day. An unclean woman could not approach a rabbi, but Jesus was more than a rabbi. He was the Son of God. She believed.

Faith not only believes; faith moves. With every ounce of life that remained, she willed herself to get to Jesus. No longer did she care about the ceremonial laws. She pressed on through the crowd. She pushed in between the people, and she stooped down.

Her long, skinny fingers found the hem of Jesus’ garment. She experienced the power of Christ. Not only did the flow of blood stop, but her youthful stamina returned.

What she did not expect was Jesus realized she had touched him. The touch of faith released the source of virtue.

Humbly she confessed she had been the one, and immediately, she testified to the power of Christ that had restored her health.

Jesus lovingly says, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” (Matt. 9:22b). His endearing words spoke comfort to her.

Friend, what trials burden you today? Do you believe Jesus is the healer of them all, whether they are physical, spiritual, emotional or mental? Now, move in faith. Faith is never stagnant. It presses on. So take that step today and experience Jesus for yourself.

Lord Jesus, we want to know You more, not just know about You. Lord, remove any roadblocks that prevent us from pressing on to experience You. Amen.

DIG DEEPER

Read Mark 5:25-34.

HIKING THE TRAIL

We can know Jesus through His Word, prayer, meditation, worship, and fasting. Which areas can you spend more time on today?

Copyright 2018 Carolyn Dale Newell.

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Throwback Thursday: The Power of God

 

 

THE POWER OF GOD

 

“For He says to the snow, ‘fall on the earth’; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.”

Job 37:6 (NKJV)

I listened to the TV reporter standing on an overpass where two major interstates crossed. There was little traffic in Atlanta, Georgia because the city had basically shut down. It is hard to believe that God could bring such a standstill to the southeastern U.S. with just some snow and ice. The previous week’s snow had trapped motorists on interstates because the southern states were not equipped to handle it. Now, with this second storm dropping ice and snow, people heeded the warnings and stayed home. The number of homes without electricity was in the millions.

Here in Virginia, it was mostly snow. We did not lose power, and I enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation. Some shelves in the stores were bare since trucks were unable to replenish the products which had been snatched up prior to the storm.

Imagine the coming judgments of God if this happens with a snow/ice event. Without a doubt, I am saved, and I will not be here during the Great Tribulation. If reporters are able to broadcast, what will people do when they hear the reports of the sea turning to blood (Rev. 8:8)? What will they do when the earth quakes, the sun turns black, and the stars fall to earth (Rev. 6:12-13)?Even if you die before the time of these judgments, are you aware that hell is real and if you are not saved that is where you will spend eternity?

Jesus Christ died to pay the sin debt for believers. He gives the free gift of salvation when you repent of your sin with a sincere heart. When God saves you, your life will be forever changed. You will hate sin, and you will love the things of God. The power of God will be at work in your life. Best of all, your eternity will be spent in heaven.

Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your gift of salvation. I am a sinner. I need Your forgiveness, and I need salvation. I turn my back on my sin, and I want to live for You. Please save me and be my Lord and Savior. Amen.

DIG DEEPER

Read John 10:28, Rom. 3:23, Rom. 6:23, 1 John 1:9.

 

HIKING THE TRAIL

Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior? Do you have a personal relationship with Him?

THE POWER OF GOD“For He says to the snow, ‘fall on the earth’; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.”

 

Job 37:6 (NKJV)

I listened to the TV reporter standing on an overpass where two major interstates crossed. There was little traffic in Atlanta, Georgia because the city had basically shut down. It is hard to believe that God could bring such a standstill to the southeastern U.S. with just some snow and ice. The previous week’s snow had trapped motorists on interstates because the southern states were not equipped to handle it. Now, with this second storm dropping ice and snow, people heeded the warnings and stayed home. The number of homes without electricity was in the millions.

Here in Virginia, it was mostly snow. We did not lose power, and I enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation. Some shelves in the stores were bare since trucks were unable to replenish the products which had been snatched up prior to the storm.

Imagine the coming judgments of God if this happens with a snow/ice event. Without a doubt, I am saved, and I will not be here during the Great Tribulation. If reporters are able to broadcast, what will people do when they hear the reports of the sea turning to blood (Rev. 8:8)? What will they do when the earth quakes, the sun turns black, and the stars fall to earth (Rev. 6:12-13)?Even if you die before the time of these judgments, are you aware that hell is real and if you are not saved that is where you will spend eternity?

Jesus Christ died to pay the sin debt for believers. He gives the free gift of salvation when you repent of your sin with a sincere heart. When God saves you, your life will be forever changed. You will hate sin, and you will love the things of God. The power of God will be at work in your life. Best of all, your eternity will be spent in heaven.

Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your gift of salvation. I am a sinner. I need Your forgiveness, and I need salvation. I turn my back on my sin, and I want to live for You. Please save me and be my Lord and Savior. Amen.

DIG DEEPER

Read John 10:28, Rom. 3:23, Rom. 6:23, 1 John 1:9.

HIKING THE TRAIL

Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior? Do you have a personal relationship with Him? If not, why not repent of your sin, and call on Him to save you?

 

Copyright 2014 Carolyn Dale Newell.

If not, why not repent of your sin, and call on Him to save you?

 

Copyright 2014 Carolyn Dale Newell.