Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just One Moment....

Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart, daughter," he said, "your faith has healed you." 
And the woman was healed from that moment.
Matthew 9:22

God keeps reminding me…”just one moment”. That’s all it takes, just one moment in His presence and nothing is the same. In our neighborhoods, workplaces and even in our churches,  there are countless people in all kinds of circumstances, carrying heavy burdens... 

fear, doubt, oppression, depression…
health issues, financial issues, relational issues…
broken hearts, hardened hearts

And we walk around with our “masks” so everyone will believe we are fine; or at the least they will believe that we are dealing well with our circumstances. When all it takes is just one moment in His presence and He can turn it all around.

I was thinking back to the woman in the Bible with the issue of blood. And she KNEW that all she needed was one moment… even just the simple touching of Jesus' robe… and that one moment would be enough and she would be healed. (Luke 8)

Saul was on the road to Damascus; he had spent years persecuting the Christians. But suddenly,  a "one moment" encounter with Jesus and his life was turned around. (Acts 22)

There were countless people following Jesus because they needed just one moment…Bartimaeus, the blind man who called out to Jesus and wouldn’t let the disciples hush him because he needed his moment with Jesus. (Mark 10)

The centurion who said, “Jesus, you don’t even have to come to my house to heal my servant; all I need is the “moment” it will take for you to say the word and he will be healed.”  (Matthew 8) 
 And then there are those who, because their need is so great they couldn’t get to Jesus on their own…the man lowered down from the roof because his friends were determined that he would have “just one moment”. (Mark 2)

I can recount numerous times when just "one moment" in the presence of God has changed my life dramatically. Just one moment and He has healed me physically. Just one moment and He has healed me emotionally. Just one moment and He has restored relationships. Just one moment and He has!!!!

What do you need today?

Jesus is passing by. All you need to do is call out to Him, just like Bartimaeus - He'll stop and listen. Just like the woman, reach out to Him - just one touch will heal you. And if you know someone who is broken and hurting and too weak to stand on their the friends that will tear back to roof and get them to Jesus. 

God is a healer; 
a provider; 
a way-maker; 
a life changer. 

And all it takes is just one moment...

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

WOW! Each verse you post, each comment you make, each revelation you share touches me. I'm dealing with so much hurt and pain right now and I needed that one moment with God. That one moment of letting myself be vulnerable to him and let him heal me. Thank you for sharing and being so honest.