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QT Matthew 9:14-26

January 25, 2016

In today’s QT, Jesus performs two miracles. A woman who has been bleeding for 12 years, seeks out and touches Jesus’s cloak believing that such an act will cure her. Jesus notices her faith, and indeed cures her. Then there is a woman who has already died, and there’s already a funeral in progress, but Jesus tells them to go away, sayings she’s not dead, she’s asleep. Other laugh, but Jesus raises her from dead by her hand.

These are indeed miraculous, but so is being sick or dead then being healed or raised back to life in spirit. I know what it’s like to be sick spiritually. I know what it’s like to be dead spiritually. There is no one else, but Jesus who can help heal and bring back to life. I also see other people sick spiritually, and other people dead spiritually. I do what I can, but in reality, only thing I can really do is to point them to Jesus. The bad thing I can do is give up on them and laugh like others did when Jesus was raising that women up from death by the hand. Everyone falls. Everyone needs a helping hand now and then.

Being spiritually awake is so important. Things happen left and right all around me and within me by the devil that tries to kill the life and spirit within me. It’s a pestering battle that has already been won, but one I must keep fighting daily to the end. Even this, I should be joyful and thankful for, as it’s building and refining my faith deeper. It’s really hard to do.

Application: pray 20 minutes at 5pm