How desperate are you for Jesus? Are you willing to do anything to get close to him? I know a man who was so desperate that he wouldn’t let anyone get in his way. His friends that were close to him knew his desperation and assisted him. They didn’t leave him on his own to fight his fight alone. They carried him to where he was going and they didn’t let anyone or anything get in their way of helping their friend get the helped he needed. They could have easily let a crowd cause them to give up hope causing them to turn around and go home.
That could have been a great excuse to turn around right? But they chose not to give up hope and not even a crowd could get in their way. Because of the desperation of their friend he was healed. This man would have never made it to the place he was trying to go if his friends never carried him because he couldn’t take himself. He needed help and his friends was willing to do that and it paid off!!!
How desperate are you for Jesus? Are you willing to receive help? Is there someone you know who is in desperate need of Jesus? If so are you willing to help them find him? Are you willing to rejoice and celebrate with them when they find him?
Luke 5:17-26 17 One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. 18 Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. 19 When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.
20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
21 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, “Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
22 Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, “Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? 23 Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? 24 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” 25 Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God. 26 Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today.”
I pray that as you go through this journey called life when you begin to experience the ups and downs that comes with it. That you never lose site of the fact that if you have a relationship with the Lord in the end Jesus wins and because of that you also win.
I can’t miss this opportunity so if your reading this now and you don’t have a relationship with the Lord please don’t exit before doing so because Jesus wants to do something that you can’t do yourself and that is save you. If your willing to allow Jesus to become your personal savior say this prayer. Pray Lord I confess with my mouth that you are Lord and believe in my heart that you rose from the dead for my sins. I ask for forgiveness of my sins and ask that you come into my heart teaching me and guiding me in the way that I should live in Jesus name I pray Amen!!! If you said this prayer and you meant it from your heart you are now saved by the blood of Jesus!!
I encourage you to listen to the song below because it will bless you!!