Monday, November 3, 2014

Acts 14:8-10

Acts 14:8-10 - In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him , saw that he had faith to be healed and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that the man jumped up and began to walk.

This passage of scripture talks about Paul seeing that the lame man had faith to be healed. Paul was sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and then brought healing to a man that had never walked before.
It makes me wonder how many people Paul walked right by because they did not have faith to be healed. We also see that same thing most of the time Jesus healed people. He often mentioned how their faith had healed them.
Jesus never said, “Go, for I have healed you.” It was always more like, “Go in peace, your faith has made you well.” So this puts the ball in our court in regards to healing. If we want healing we have to have faith.
Remember when Jesus visited His hometown and was only able to do a few miracles because of their lack of faith? Jesus tells us that if we ask in faith we will receive whatever we ask for. Have faith, ask for it and you will be healed.
Also, as in the case of Paul in this passage, be open to the leading of the Spirit when you are going about your day. If God tells you to pray for someone, do it. Be obedient to God and the leading of the Holy Spirit and you will see God’s power flow through you.

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