Do You Want to Get Well?

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Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” — John 5:2-6 NIV

On my phone which no longer has service is The Bible app from YouVersion. With this version come a whole caboodle of devotions that you can sign up to participate in. (Who doesn’t need a good devotion or two… or ten every now and then?) Sadly it has gone unused since March sometime, and I have fallen extremely behind on my daily devotional plans. So, this afternoon as I watched my husband leave off for work from his lunch break I felt a little bummed at his leaving and just sat on the bed not sure what to do, kind of wishing he would have made me one of his famous lists of “Things to do”, that I dislike so much. Read More


Here Am I….

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Too many times I hear people murmur and complain that they don’t understand why God will not use them. But the truth of the matter is, as it says in Psalm 139:14, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. God created each one of us for a purpose. God does nothing in vain, everything about you, every attribute a person has, was created by God. Now, if you spent your time, valuable time, to create this perfect tool of any sort you would intend to use it, would you not. There is no way you created a tool without a purpose in mind for it. Likewise, when God designed you He did it with a purpose in mind. And there’s nothing He would love more than to use His tool. Read More