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Being Changed By Faith (24 of 70)
Series: Mark - God's Word for Today
In Romans 12:2 we read "Be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of God." I Corinthians 15 while speaking of the Second Coming we read, "We may not all sleep, but we will all be changed." The point is this: we are being and going to be changed. Every day you live you are being changed. It is the nature of the human body.
In your life, it is not a matter of 'will you change' - that's a given; the real question is this: "What is it that will change you?" Will it be a disaster, a disease, or death? Or will it be faith in God?
Sad to say many "say" they believe and have faith, but most people today trust in other things.
Psalm 20:7 says, "Some trust in chariots and some in horses" (Which, simply put, means some trust in the strength, ability, and the workings of man), but WE TRUST IN THE NAME OF THE LORD OUR GOD." Our God is a great place to invest your trust. Today, we miss who He is.
He can still turn the water to wine, bring water from a rock, or part waters for us to walk across on dry ground. He is still capable of raining down fire and brimstone on evil. He can still open the earth and cause it to swallow up His opponents. He can still send a plaque, defeat the enemy, and even call people from this life (prematurely if need me). He is still the one to be trusted.
Because of her health this woman knew she needed help and found no hope until she met Jesus
"Let's unpack this story in a simplistic way and see if something about her faith helps us.
1) A Woman with an Issue - I know just saying this can get me into trouble, but it's the story. It could have been a man with an issue (not this issue), but certainly men and women have issues which require help. Make no mistake, watching someone suffer is difficult, no matter what or who. When I think of her issue, 3 words jump out at me.
a) Disease -She ...
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