Monday, January 19, 2009

"Through faith in the name of Jesus, this man was healed - and you know how crippled he was before. Faith in Jesus' name has healed him before your very eyes." (Acts 3:16)

I don't care who you are, you have something in your life that is crippling you, that is keeping you from becoming all that you potentially could be. Maybe it's an unhealthy lifestyle, addiction, or life of lies, or maybe it's just unforgiveness or bitterness toward someone who wronged you. Perhaps you even have a true physical impairment. Whatever the source of handicap, I know a guy who can fix you right up.
You see, precious one, I've heard this story of the healing of the lame man countless times through the years. But today was the first time that God showed me another meaning behind this event. He opened my eyes to the fact that we all need this healing. This wasn't just for some man hundreds of years ago.
So what do you have to do? The answer lies in the first words of the verse - have "faith in the name of Jesus." That's it. I love the way the verse says "and you KNOW how crippled he was." It's like, he was a big mess. It was an enormous job and huge undertaking to get him healed. If he can be healed, can't we?


Erin said...

Great post. You are such a gifted writer, whether the post is long or short. Keep 'em coming! :)

Unknown said...

Praise the Lord! I love this post!

Crystal said...

I'm giving you the Lemonade Award. Stop by my blog to pick it up. :-)

SweDaisy said...

Glad you're back. I was starting to worry where you had gone.

Take care,

Liz Harrell said...

You are a wise wise woman Lindsey. And you're right... we all need God's healing. Physically, mentally, spiritually.

Lindsey said...

Well said! You are really wise you know!