Good morning, my sweet friend,
Our scripture story this week is from John 5:1-8, “Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” The man who was paralyzed for 38 years told Jesus he was waiting for someone to put him in the pool when an angel stirred the water. Jesus asked him, “Do you want to get well?” I want you to imagine that Jesus is beside you right now asking you the same question. Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to be joyful? Do you want to heal your finances? Your relationship?
Dear one, let us pick up our mat of depression and take a first step toward healing. My word for 2023 is ACTION. I decided on New Year’s Day that I would seek healing for my health and my grief. And God is faithful and has presented me with a myriad of prompts and opportunities to take that difficult first step. Each morning I journal, “God, what ACTION steps do I need to take today?” And the answers keep manifesting. I am so grateful for a God who listens to our heart’s desires and pours abundant blessings into our path. Let us you and I celebrate each small step as we make progress on our healing journey.
PRAYER: Gracious God, take our hand and walk beside us. In a world full of distractions, we long to hear your voice of encouragement. Amen.
Enjoy every moment of this journey. In case no one has told you today I love you bunches. Linda