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13/10/2023 - 14/10/2023 All day

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases his strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not be faint” – (Isaiah 40: 29-31).

Electric power is quite amazing. Once one plugs a cord into a socket the current quickly passes on lighting up the object in question. If the object does not light we know there is no power. There is also a basic fact: one can’t appreciate if there is power or not without plugging the cord into a socket.

In like manner we too need to go to God in prayer and secure His power or else we remain like an idle cord. This became very clear to one woman. As told, “And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians, she could not be healed by anyone. She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately her discharge of blood ceased” (Luke 8:43-44).

This story is significant because here we notice something quite revealing. “But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I perceive that power has gone out of me” (vv 46). Had the woman not gone to Jesus and touched his robe perhaps her situation might have remained unchanged like a discarded cord. But even more so, once she drew herself to Jesus, there was power that was released bringing instant healing to her.

Today, you too could miss out if you do not draw near to God, touch him, and seek that power. In this story we see that in spite of seeking help through all other avenues none had helped bring success to this paralyzed woman. But once the situation was brought to the living God there was deliverance. Why hesitate but take to him any situation for the power that delivers!

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I bring to you my situation as it is, that your power that delivered the bleeding woman may free me, this I pray in Jesus’s name!

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    "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24)

    When in his missionary journey the Apostle Paul ventured into the city of Athens he was struck by two things. First, the Athenians spent most of the day doing nothing but talking about the latest ideas (Acts 17:21). In spite of that they could not figure out who the great God is and his plan for their salvation.

    Secondly, Paul noticed Athens was filled with temples and statutes all over. In fact he came across one altar marked with an inscription to an “unknown god” (verse 23). The Athenians were a very religious people, searching God but with no idea of his plans for salvation through Jesus.
    The experience of Paul travelling through Athens could be the same with any of us visiting our modern cities. It is easy to find folks arguing about where truth can be found on social media almost all day. And then also one can find temples of all nature rising across the city. This is usually where they have assigned and restricted God as folks go about their lives.

    One thing Paul reminded the Athenians is that in spite of all their great arguments and temples the truth was actually not far from them. “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundary of their lands. God did this so that they should seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any of us” (Acts 17:27-28).

    Today, you may find yourself in a situation similar to that of the Athenians, where you are searching for the truth, yet it is so close to you. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the blessed name of Jesus, to know and share the truth of your salvation like Paul did for you are not far from any who truly desires to know you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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