I guess I am officially old.
I seem to have Doctors Appointments weekly.
At first, I revolted, I cannot affort the first $12,000.00 so insurance will kick in.
Then I realized, if we didn’t get over $12,000.00 the hospital and Doctors don’t get paid, except for our $50.00 a month, we pay them. (A lifetime commitment, how long will it take, to pay $12,000.00 at that rate?)
So bring on the tests, the medical people deserve to be paid. (We really need to get a handle on medical and insurance, costs).
I am not happy to have to deal with all this stuff, but life catches up to us eventually.
We do reap what we sow.
In any case, modern medicine is a blessing, 50 years ago, I would be dead 2 or 3 times, from my ailments.
Not today…. We will be kept alive, long after our expiration date. Long after our best used by date,…. lol.
Do I have a point? Not really, just getting it out of my system. We all want to be healthy, to live a long life. We want to be productive.
The woman with the issue of blood. Like us, longed to be healed.
“And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.”
Saints, we need to come to the realization that:
“If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. ”
We spend a fortune, our own and the publics, trying to live longer, healthier, stronger….
When we simply need to learn to touch Him.
That day, there were people all around Him, she had to work her way through the press of people, to achieve her goal. (To be healed).
It is the same today. Jesus is swamped with requests, for healings, provision, comfort, and grace. We have to press in and touch Him.
We have to stand out from the crowd. Jesus, will know immediately when we touch Him.
He knows when it is an effectual fervent prayer, a groaning that cannot be uttered, when we come to the Holy of Holies to receive mercy and grace in our time of need.
Do we know, how to reach Him?
No, we have lost the art of prayer and praise.
We no longer Worship, we celebrate our Rituals every Sunday. We rarely touch the heart of God.
If I could, I would throw out every Ritual, Ceremony, Responsive Reading, repeatative prayer… (you get the idea), and spend time and effort knowing, reaching out and touching Him.
We need to learn to be still,… and know,… that He IS God.
We do not know how to reach Him. We do not want to push through the crowd. We do not realize the blessing of walking with Him.
It is easier to follow a plan, a ritual, a ceremony, than to press in to touch Him.
It has been this way forever. In Moses time, “You talk to God for us, tell us what He says“…
The Levites and Priests adding 600 laws to Gods 10. (Rituals, Rules, Ceremonies)
He wants us to know Him. To love Him. To Praise and Worship Him.
Like Salvation, it is a personal decision, it is up to us. No one can do it for us. We must learn to touch Him ourselves.
Prayer, Praise, Worship… teach me Holy Spirit, draw me close to you.
“That I might Know You, and the Power of the resurrection, the Fellowship of Your suffering, that I might be Conformed to Your Image.”