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Just A Touch

Mark 5:28 New International Version (NIV)

28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”

Have you ever wished or thought, ‘If I could only touch the hem of Jesus’ garment?’ I have talked with a lot of people recently who have been hit in their lives with some sort of health issue. We all have had something happen in our lives with family members or friends.

I had coffee with a friend who is a cancer survivor. It was very serious, but the Lord touched his life is such a way that he is cancer free. He praises and rejoices that Jesus healed him.

Not every story has that kind of an ending. I have a friend who needs healing in his body so that he can receive an organ transplant. There is another friend who received news that his son has an illness. I have another friend who will be taking cancer treatment.

All of these men are asking just a touch would be enough. The woman who was in the crowd surrounding Jesus thought this. She had a bleeding problem for 12 years. The Bible says that she gave all she had and received no comfort or cure.

In the story in Mark 5, she touches Jesus’ robe and is instantly healed. It says that Jesus stopped and wanted to know who had touched him. The woman knew what had happened to her, and she went to her knees trembling with fear. She told the truth.

I love this next part. Jesus with his compassion for our everyday lives and our pains tells the woman, ‘Your faith has healed you, go in peace.’ She is now freed from her suffering.

Maybe this is you today. 

Jesus, I just need a touch.

Men, keep believing, pursuing, and reaching for Jesus.

Jesus knows what you are suffering, and he has compassion.

Keep the faith and stay the course.

Strength and Courage

Michael

 

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Leaders Are Readers

Own the Moment, by Carl Lentz.

This is not your typical Sunday Preacher or Writer.

He challenges his reader to make the most out of moments each day.

Read this book!

Strength and Courage

Michael

 

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It is Ground Hog Day.

According to the Pennsylvania Dutch, if the groundhog sees his shadow, winter will persist for another 6 weeks.

Make it a date night with your wife.

Take her out, and watch the movie, Ground Hog Day, with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.

Enjoy and Laugh.

 

 

Being Uncool

John 15:19 New International Version (NIV)

19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.

Many say being a Christian is simply uncool. Our culture is what I call hell bent to chasing and having your own way, go with the moment, and live life to the fullest because you are your own moral compass. It is taught in our schools, universities, and by the majority of our culture.

Stanley Hauer was a professor of religion at Drake University. He states that public schools treat ethics as a matter of individual decision making. The goal of moral education is to teach students how to make up their own minds. “The trouble with this thinking”, Hauer says, “Most student do not have minds worth making up.”

The bottom line is that our culture says being cool is doing whatever and living out your own life as you see fit. This is so upside down. My mom would always remind me of this in standing alone in my Christian faith. She said, “If you do not stand for something true, you will not stand for anything at all.”

Being uncool in culture will demand a stand. Proverbs 24:10 says, ‘If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.’ Standing for Jesus will make the world hate you. We need uncool men to stand and lead in their homes, places of work, and in the church.

What will you choose? Do you want to be cool or uncool?

Strength and Courage

Michael

 

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