M. Ann’s Literary Communiqué
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And these things we write that your joy may be full. 1 John 1:4
Faith for the Touch!
And Jesus said, 'Who touched me?'" Luke 8:45a
God is moved by our faith in Him. As we believe in who He is and ALL that He is, we can experience wholeness, exhibiting radical faith which will allow the floodgates of understanding to open, enabling us to receive more than we could imagine.
"And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you." John 16:23
So many of us are on the outside looking in, living on the outskirts of "Canaan", the promises of God, totally negating or forgetting what God has already said. We have allowed our "issues" to keep us bound, disconnected and spiritually handicapped, believing that they are incurable; our pasts, insurmountable and our futures, bleak. Because of our issues, we fail to reap the rewards of what true freedom in Jesus Christ affords us.
The woman with the issue of blood found in the Gospels was exiled to live on the outskirts of Galilee. Her issue was one that not only caused her to be disconnected because she was deemed unclean but also resulted in her probably thinking and believing she was doomed to a life of unhappiness, confinement and hopelessness. She was probably destitute because she'd spent all she had and her issue hadn't improved but had become worse…physically weakened by her issue and embarrassed by who she was.
Many of us may not want to admit it but feel much like the woman with the issue of blood. Many are of the mindset that they've exhausted all of their efforts to remedy their issues. On the outside looking in... have tried everything and still haven't any peace, feeling worse each day as the suffering, the hurt and the heartache continues... embarrassed to press in or seek the real answer because we are ashamed of who we are.
The REAL ANSWER... JESUS!!
He tells us in His word, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10a.
Jesus came that we might live a fulfilling life NOW!
The question is.... Do you believe Him?
Are you willing trust Him with your issue and let Him heal, restore and really love you? Will you exhibit that radical faith like the woman with the issue of blood and press your way to Jesus, all the while saying to yourself... "I know I will be healed, delivered, made whole and set free if I can just touch Him?"
The woman with the issue believed that if she could just have an encounter with Jesus SOMETHING would happen! SOMETHING had to happen!
When will you arrive at that realization?
She'd tried everything, just like many of us, but she decided to press her way through hundreds of people to get to Jesus.
Are you ready to have an encounter with Jesus? He is waiting for you! He is the Master Physician, the Ultimate Marriage Counselor, the "Mind Regulator" and Attorney who has NEVER lost a case? He can do ANYTHING! There is not one "issue" that is too hard for God!
And Jesus looking upon them saith, 'With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.'" Mark 10:27
One encounter, ONE TOUCH will change your life forever for the BEST!
We must have faith and not be intimated by the roadblocks or the people we must bypass to experience Him. The woman, although ill, made her way through a crowd of onlookers and probably naysayers. We too must seek our Redeemer... not caring who sees us or what anyone says! We must no longer be ashamed but dare to BELIEVE GOD! We must have the faith to TOUCH Jesus!
The woman with the issue had her encounter with Jesus, and she was immediately made whole. The bible says that she actually felt in her body that she was FREE from her suffering! IMMEDIATELY her issue DRIED UP! She was made free and fully restored! "He said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague." Mark 5:34
Don't you want to be free and KNOW it!?
The woman had her encounter with Jesus and she was immediately made whole. The bible says that she actually felt in her body that she was FREE from her suffering!
Don't you want to be free and KNOW it!?
Our issues should not keep us from Him. We should run to Him, knowing that when we get in His presence, we will be made whole!
Take heart my sisters and brothers in Christ...
Dare to BELIEVE GOD! Dare to TRUST Him and PRESS ON with FAITH for His Life Changing TOUCH!!!"Brethren,...forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" Philippians 3:13-14