Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Do you want to be well?

When we dedicated Samuel at our church on June 21, the message for that day was about being healed.

It was based on John 5 when Jesus asks the invalid, "Do you want to get well?" Our good friend and pastor, Mike, said that he believes that many of us would rather cope with symptoms of our illness/brokenness/addictions rather than do the work it takes to get well.

Did you get that?
Most of us would rather cope with our problems than do the hard work of getting well and being free.

We have so many excuses for why we don't want to get well: It's hard. It's painful. I don't have the money. I don't know how to get better. I don't want to do the work. I don't have anyone to help me.

In Mike's message he references both Ryan and I and the choices we had to make on our journey through infertility and our miscarriages - we could cope with our situation or we could learn from it and choose to be healed from our pain and losses.

This was, by no means, an easy choice for either of us.

If you're interested in listening to the message, you can click here to go to itunes and listen to it for free. Love Like Jesus: Healing, Mill City Church, Michael Binder

This week I will share about the journey I went on last summer to be healed. Not physically - emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I was at risk of drowning in a sea of pain, bitterness and resentment and I had a choice to make about whether or not I wanted to cope or be well.

Today I ask you: Do you want to be well or do you want to cope? Do you want to accept God's invitation for healing?

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Posted by Stacy, http://www.samuelmay.com/

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