LIFe with God: May 9

Posted on May 9, 2011

Scripture

Mark 5:21-43(NET)

(21) When Jesus had crossed again in a boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he was by the sea. (22) Then one of the synagogue rulers, named Jairus, came up, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. (23) He asked him urgently, “My little daughter is near death. Come and lay your hands on her so that she may be healed and live.”

(24) Jesus went with him, and a large crowd followed and pressed around him. (25) Now a woman was there who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years. (26) She had endured a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all that she had. Yet instead of getting better, she grew worse. (27) When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, (28) for she kept saying, “If only I touch his clothes, I will be healed.” (29) At once the bleeding stopped, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease.

(30) Jesus knew at once that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” (31) His disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing against you and you say, ‘Who touched me?’ ” (32) But he looked around to see who had done it. (33) Then the woman, with fear and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. (34) He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

(35) While he was still speaking, people came from the synagogue ruler’s house saying, “Your daughter has died. Why trouble the teacher any longer?”

(36) But Jesus, paying no attention to what was said, told the synagogue ruler, “Do not be afraid; just believe.” (37) He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. (38) They came to the house of the synagogue ruler where he saw noisy confusion and people weeping and wailing loudly. (39) When he entered he said to them, “Why are you distressed and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep.” (40) And they began making fun of him.

But he put them all outside and he took the child’s father and mother and his own companions and went into the room where the child was. (41) Then, gently taking the child by the hand, he said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up.” (42) The girl got up at once and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). They were completely astonished at this. (43) He strictly ordered that no one should know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.

Observation

Why was the woman suffering a twelve-year hemorrhage healed? What did Jesus tell Jairus upon receiving word that his daughter had died?

Application

Do I have faith in Jesus to take care of everything in my life for my good and according to His will? Do I remember that I should not be afraid but only believe Him, even in the worst of times?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Thank You that You are in charge of all things. Thank You that You promise to work out all things to the good of those who love You and are called according to Your purpose, even if we can’t see how or why, and even if it seems impossible. Give me a faith in You that does not waver. Help me not to fear but only believe. I ask this in Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Pray to BLESS!

One good way to pray for people is to use the acronym BLESS to pray for God’s blessing on every area of their lives:

  • B – BODY (physical health)
  • L – Labor (their job or school)
  • E – Emotions (emotional health as well as guarding against letting emotions rule)
  • S – Social (relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, church, etc)
  • S – Spiritual (remaining true to God and growing in Him)

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

  • Mike Daniels
  • Theresa Daniels
  • Travis & Hali Davidson (Andrew)
  • Brian & Eileen Davis

Missionaries:

  • Tim & Miranda Penn (Samid, Sarah), missionaries to Albania

CLF:

  • That Christian Life Fellowship would be a church that is devoted to the Word of God, and that we would be doers of it and not just hearers; that we would study the Word and so always be prepared to give everyone an answer–in season and out of season–and be approved workers who do not need to be ashamed, able to accurately understand and explain it.

Community: Pray for your neighbors…

  • That God would provide opportunities for you to minister to them
  • That unbelievers would receive Christ as Savior and Lord
  • For their marriages / family relationships
  • For their finances / employment
  • Any specific needs of which you’re aware

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:

With every prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and to this end be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all the saints. – Ephesians 6:18

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