YOU CAN RAISE THE DEAD

I don’t have money. I have a house to maintain. I don’t have a car or education. I don’t have time.

I can’t because…I’ve used these rationales (read: excuses). When I accept current weakness to inhibit movement, I hinder strength. Sometimes I don’t have the instant resources, but I disqualify myself when I allow circumstances to direct my future course.

“Freely you have received; freely give” (Matthew 10:8). That passage shrinks my obstructions. “Lord, what can I do?” What do I have to offer?

Heal the sick. We’re all ill or injured. In a world of 7.9 billion people, I have abundant prospects. I can offer my ears, freely given by God, to listen to the wounded or disheartened.

Raise the dead. I need encouragement. So do others. I can smile often or acknowledge someone’s positive action. I can wish someone an upbeat greeting. I may raise a spirit through my freewill actions.

Cleanse those with leprosy. Connect with the under-served. Make intentional eye contact with the ostracized. Support someone who the world considers an underdog.

Drive out demons. Begin with myself. Think truth, speak truth, act truth. Shuttle out unbelief. Ask God to be my Driver.

Statistics prove how word of mouth impacts someone. I can use my words, freely given, to build good witness.

Jesus, thank You for Your resources. Let my actions freely refresh and diminish life’s hurdles.

Seeking a strong finish,

Christina

“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give” (Mt. 10:8).