Daily Devotional – 9/3/11 – “Pressing your way”

(Luke 8:43-47) There was a woman in the bible that had an issue of blood for 12 years.  No matter what she tried and after spending all her money at doctors who couldn’t give her relief, she was at her end.  But then she heard that Jesus was passing through her town.  She knew that she had to get to him, for if she could just be in his presence, if she could just touch the hem of his clothing (garment), she KNEW she would be healed.  So she pressed! Through the crowd, she pressed! Through folk saying she couldn’t, she pressed! With folk trying to hold her back, she pressed! And even with all of the people around him, Jesus felt her.  Not because she had touched him so hard, but because she had the faith to know that IF she pressed her way, her healing would come!

Isn’t that what we, as Christians, should do? When our life becomes hard, bills become more than we can bear, body is aching with pain, marriage isn’t going right, friends stabbing you in the back, family isn’t loving no more – shouldn’t we press towards Jesus?  When you don’t have a job, no food in the cabinets, no money in the bank, shouldn’t we press our way through? When folk say no, when man says death- shouldn’t we press our way through?

Shouldn’t we have that same determination to want to receive our healing?  Shouldn’t we have the same faith? That kind of wonder working faith that sends somebody when you’re hungry, a check comes in the mail that you wasn’t expecting or a call about a job that you had given up on.  

If her faith gave her healing from 12 years of suffering, imagine what your faith can do? But you’ve got to get up & press your way through your bad situation. Don’t throw in the towel when time gets hard.  Wrap it around your head to catch the sweat and press on!

Published by Pastor LaKisha

Lakisha Johnson, native Memphian and author of over fifteen titles was born to write. She’ll tell you that “It isn't just writing, it's ministry." Along with being an author, she is an ordained minister, co-pastor, wife, mother and the product of a large family. She is an avid blogger at kishasdailydevotional.com and social media poster where she utilizes her gifts to encourage others to tap into their God given talents. She won’t claim to be the best at what she does nor does she have all the answers, she is simply grateful to be used by God.

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