Start Walking

John 5:8‭ MSG

Jesus said, “Get up, take your bedroll, start walking.” The man was healed on the spot. He picked up his bedroll and walked off.

This man at the pool of Bethesda had been “glued” to a spot for 38 years, though he was moving but he was not making progress.

Jesus got to him and asked “do you want to be well?” His response then most times is our response today. He gave an excuse – the government is bad, my parents are not rich, I have nobody to help…

Beloved! Jesus didn’t listen to his excuse but rather told him what to do… Get up… Start walking… Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is saying the same to you today.

You have been on the same spot for a while, moving but no significant progress… Can you just take a leap of faith based on the pronouncement of Jesus who speaks always and start walking? This man got healed immediately without a touch, without a pull… Just start walking!

Remain in Grace Always.

Ayo Opeyemi Sparks

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