walk by faithWalk it out!

Mark 2:12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”

There is something that has been holding you back and holding you down but you are going to have to walk it out. If your not careful you could be a victim of the “paralysis of analysis.” That’s where we sit and contemplate where we are and why we are but never where we are.

Jesus was doing ministry in a crowded house and these four men were carrying their paralyzed friend. They couldn’t get near the house so they climbed on the roof and tore a hole in the roof. Sometimes you have to do something unconventional to get to Jesus. Don’t let the crowd stop you from getting to Jesus.

They lowered their friend through the roof. Friends lower you not throw you but to put you in position to be healed not be killed.

Jesus saw their faith: the men who lowered their friend. If men are going to get healed it’s going to take the faith of other men to get the attention of Jesus.

What’s it going to take for you to walk it out?

 1. Your sins have to be forgiven. Sometimes we are paralyzed in our situation because of something we have done wrong. When we confess our sins it puts us in position to be forgiven of our sins. The Spiritual healing precedes the physical. If there is no transformation inside there can be no permanent change outside.

2. Pick up your mat. Whatever you’ve been stuck with you are getting ready to pick it up and get rid of it because it no longer serves any purpose in your life. Pick up your habit. Pick up your mistake. Pick up your criminal record. You will not need it where you’re going.

 3. Walk it out. Now this one is hard because you haven’t used your legs in a while but because Jesus told you to do it; the ability is coming from faith in him. We walk by faith and not by sight.

When you walk it out in full view of everyone. They are going to be amazed! When you walk it out everybody who didn’t think you would ever get up will have to give Glory to God!

 

Dear God,

Thank you for seeing me when everybody else ignored me. I’m ready to walk it out. I’m ready for you to work a miracle in my life. I believe it’s time for me to stop sitting around and get up so that I can finally walk it out.