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The woman, seeing that she could not go
unnoticed, came trembling
and fell at his feet.
 
Luke 8:47
 
 
She didn’t want to be noticed … She didn’t want anyone to see her shame or to know her pain.
 
He wanted to give her the gift of being noticed.
He wanted to take away her shame and to heal her pain.
 
Jesus wants you to know that he notices you …
He wants to remove all your shame and wants to heal all your pain.
 
Will we now notice others in their pain?
 
Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” Mark 5:34
 
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Dedicated to Missy Gaw who inspired this post

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My times are in your hands.
 
Psalm 31:15

 

What is it that you want the most right now?  When you want something so much it makes your heart ache, it is hard to be patient and trust God with the timing.  It is even harder to surrender it completely into God’s hands. 

More than anything, Jesus’ disciples wanted Him to “restore the kingdom to Israel”  (Acts 1:6).  Israel, at this time, had been conquered by the Romans, and the Jewish people longed for freedom.  During the disciples’ last days together with Jesus, they thought that surely now, after they had waited so long, Jesus would finally do what THEY wanted Him to do.  They thought the timing was perfect for Him to be King. 

Jesus told them, “You do not get to know the time.  Timing is the Father’s business.  What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit.  And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be my witnesses … to the ends of the world” (Acts 1:7-8 The Message). 

Jesus was essentially saying, “You do not need to be worried about when you will receive what you want.  You need to be concerned about what I need you to do.”  It was not that He did not care about the disciples’ desires; He wanted them to change their focus.  Likewise, we are Jesus’ disciples today, and He has plans and goals for each one of us.  He wants us to trust He will fulfill His plans for our lives HIS time.

My friend Dianne asked me, “What are God’s goals for you for 2010?”  I would like to ask you the same question.  Please pray about this and take time to listen for God’s answers. 

“Wait for God’s timing ….”  Oswald Chambers

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the desert

 
Therefore I am now going to allure her;
I will lead her into the desert and speak
tenderly to her.  There I will give her
back her vineyards, and will make the
Valley of Achor a Door of Hope.
Hosea 2:14-15
 
 
Imagine standing in a valley named “Trouble” (Achor means trouble) and in the far distance you see a doorway labeled “Hope”.  What do you hope is on the other side of that door?  From where you stand in the valley, what lies between you and the door?  What steps must you take to go through the Valley of Trouble and walk through the door into renewal?  How can focusing on God’s intimate, committed love deliver, heal and transform you?

 

For Piotr, Michelle, and Dana, who work with those who are in the desert of chronic pain. 

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