Last night I woke up with more song lyrics playing on repeat in my heart.
“You split the sea so I could walk right through it…I am a child of God.”
Prior to going to bed last night, I was thinking about how God’s ability to speak to and transform our hearts is not limited like we as humans are limited. I wrote a little bit about this idea a couple of months ago after reading 2 Timothy 2: 8-9
“Keep your attention on Jesus Christ as risen from the dead and descended from David. This is according to my gospel. I suffer for it to the point of being bound like a criminal, but God’s message is not bound.”
But God’s message is not bound. You can read those thoughts here: Boundless Beauty
When we choose to open our spiritual eyes and allow the Lord access to the chaos rocking our world…then hold on...you’ve just given God permission to enter your hopelessness. You’ve just unleashed the all-powerful Creator of the universe and granted Him access and reign over the stormy seas in your life. And guess what?
Jesus will often do his most miraculous work of healing and restoration right smack dab in the middle of all that chaos.
Jesus has never required optimum working conditions in order to be successful. At least not the ideal working conditions we humans often desire. No, all Jesus needs is a heart that says: Yes, Lord, I believe You. I need You and I will seek and pursue You with all my heart.
This morning, I read the familiar story of the lady who had been bleeding for years. I love how, in this account, the lady must push through crowds (and the chaos all around her) in order to reach Jesus. She relentlessly pursued Jesus. It was this lady’s faith and her willingness to seek and find Jesus in the crowd that began the sea parting journey in her life and in her situation.
“Having heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His robe.For she said, “If I can just touch His robes, I’ll be made well!” Instantly her flow of blood ceased, and she sensed in her body that she was cured of her affliction. At once Jesus realized in Himself that power had gone out from Him. He turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My robes?” His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing against You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’” Mark 5: 28-31