Sunday, May 17th, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
1 Samuel 20:1-21:15
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:
When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing. – Jn 9:6-7
Jesus encountered a man who had been blind from birth. He anointed his eyes, and gave him specific instructions: go and wash in the pool of Siloam. The man was healed instantaneously; but he did not see again until he went and washed.
Faith requires action. We can receive God’s promises in an instant; but sometimes the manifestation of His promises in our lives requires partnership. When you gave your life to Jesus Christ, you said a prayer: you paired your belief with action (see Rom 10:9). Jesus promised this man that his healing was his for the taking. He was anointed and healed, but faith was required for him to see. When he went and washed, he saw again.
God will promise us blessing and redemption in many shapes and sizes. Most often, there is a step out of faith required, on our part, before we experience everything He has promised us. God wants to co-labor with us. He requires active demonstrations of faith through participation with His promises.
What has God promised you? How have you demonstrated your faith in His promises with action?
Father, I know that faith is an action verb. Help me to step out in faith when You call me to actively participate in believing Your promises. When You send me, I will go!
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