Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What Is Your Issue?

I was late reading my Bible and doing my devotion today. I picked up a magazine that was titled "What Is Your Issue". Wow, that is a loaded questions. How many times have we had our feelings hurt for no reason? How many times have we thought someone said something that they really did not? How many times do we have a medical problem that we are tired of...however, have not given it up to the Lord?

We all remember the woman in Mark 5 who is now famouse because Jesus healed her and did what no doctor had been able to do: stop the issue of blood that had plagued her for 12 long years. The woman had a physical issue that desperately needed to be removed from her life. Finding the answer to her problem had become so important to her that she was willing to step out of her comfort zone in order to receive the help she needed.

Do you have an "issue" that needs to be removed from your life? The Bible says that God has a wonderful plan and future for His children (Jer. 29:11), but before you can fulfill His plan, you must be willing to get rid of your issues.

How can you get rid of the issues that hold you back from the future God has for you?

1) You must face your issue.
2) Don't cover up the issue.
3) Don't be afraid to share your issue with someone who can help.
4) Reach out to the Lord--He can set you free from your issue!
5) You must press in with determination if you're going to be set free from
your issue.

When the woman with the issue of blood heard about Jesus, she was determined to do something about her issue.l Pressing through a large crowd of people, she touched the hem of Jesus' garment and was set free from the issue that had her bound!

No matter what your "issues" are today, you can have victory over them through the Lord Jesus Christ. Why don't you reach out to the Lord right now and let Him set you free from your issues!

(Taken from Word of Faith Magazine...Lynette Hagin...December, 2008 Issue)

1 comment:

lynnmosher said...

Ginger, This is one of my favorite Bible stories. I love your take on it. Great post. Thanks for reminding us that Jesus is our victory over all our issues. Blessings to you...