YOU CAN BREAK THE CYCLE (5)
Jesus told this blind man to go to the pool of Siloam and wash the dirt from his eyes.
So here’s the question: What do you need to remove from your life today in order to see what God wants you to see and do what He wants you to do?
Whether it’s a destructive habit, a toxic relationship, or a bad attitude, you must get rid of it.
James writes: ‘Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded’ (James 4:7-8 NKJV). God will do His part, but you must do yours. God will extend grace to you, but you must act on it.
It’s said that the water which flowed into the pool of Siloam came from under the temple and was used to wash the utensils which were part of worship and sacrifice. In other words, this water didn’t come from a man-made source, but from the presence of God.
Don’t miss the point here! Jesus said, ‘Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.’ (John 15:3 ESV). Paul speaks of ‘…the washing of water by the word’ (Ephesians 5:26 KJV). David writes, ‘How can a young man (or an older one) cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word’ (Psalms 119:9 NKJV).
The secret of victorious Christian living is bathing your mind each day in the Scriptures. Picture yourself taking a bath in God’s Word and the dirt and grime coming off you. That’s what meditating on the Scriptures does for you.
‘…Go to the pool…and wash…’ John 9:11 NKJV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
Psalm 66:3, 10, 12, 16-20; 67:1-2
Say to God, how awesome are your deeds! For you, o God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. Yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.
Come & hear, all you who fear God & I will tell what he has done for my soul. I cried to him with my mouth, & high praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.
Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me! My God be gracious to us & bless us & make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations!
(When you pray, God hears & answers your request, then the world sees & comes to know there is a God who saves! pray more today so that his way may be known! speak of his mighty deeds today! God is in love with you! He longs to answer your prayers. Only keep yourself pure as you cry out to him & he promises to come & answer your request! Seek him today! Never delay!)