February 8, 2014.
I sit drinking coffee watching the sky change from darkness to shades of pink reflecting the sun as it rises over the mountain. I reflect on my life with my little sister and best friend. We all have a story, our’s is so intertwined it is hard to tell mine without hers.
We all have struggles, we all wrestle. I don’t ever want to fear struggles. Oh sometimes I run from them, ran fast and far. But isn’t facing our challenges and finding victory so rewarding?
My mother-in-law had her knee replaced last year. She suffered so long with pain and swelling in her joint it was debilitating and depressing. After the replacement and rehabilitation she said, like so many other joint replacement recipients, “I can’t believe I waited this long.”
Sometimes you have to go through the surgery and rehab to get to the victory. If you follow the life and the stories of Jesus you see He didn’t tell the people who were suffering from physical, spiritual or emotional issues to go and live with it for a while, think about it day and night, let it ruin your sleep, let it get in the way of your success. No this is what He said; “You are healed.” “Lazerus come forth.”
Matthew 20:32-34 So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?”They said to Him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.” So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.
When Zacchaeus climbed the tree to see Jesus this is what happened;
Luke 19:5-6 When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name.“Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.” Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy.
Whatever it is, time to give it to Jesus and move on, be free. Maybe it’s a habit, maybe like me it’s obedience, drop the busy-ness and follow Jesus. He will guide you on His path and it will be much better than yours 😉