At church on Sunday, we had a guest speaker. Tony McCollum from Fusion Church spoke to us today about how to revive God's power in your life. He had us in stitches! But there were 2 things that really stood out to me.
The message was based on the story of Jairus' daughter being raised from the dead. But as He was on his way to Jairus' daughter, He decided to make a pit stop and do a miracle. You know, just your ordinary, run of the mill miracle.
Luke 8: 42-43 (CEV) While Jesus was on his way, people were crowding all around him. 43In the crowd was a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. She had spent everything she had on doctors, but none of them could make her well.
So here's Jairus desperately wanting his own miracle, but Jesus delays his to give another lady her miracle. Do you ever feel like God is blessing everyone around you? Helllooo God! Have you forgotten about me and what I'm going through?
It can make you feel bitter. But what I was reminded of is that when God is blessing those around you, it should be an encouragement that Jesus is on his way. Wow! I've never looked at it through those lenses. For me, it's always been "woe is me".
When Jesus was just about to do this big miracle, he brought in some of his closest friends. He could have just gone into the house with the girl's parents. I don't know why he brought in his friends, but the pastor made the point that when God is about to do something He will put certain people in your life. Some relationships will be emphasized and others will be de-emphasized.
So when you're waiting on that miracle, take a look at what's going on around you. Are relationships changing? Don't fight it. God is just getting everyone into place!
For the complete message, watch it here.