Have You Prayed for You Today?
Scripture References: Luke 8:43-48, Philippians 4:6,7
This morning the Holy Spirit spoke to me, encouraging me to pray for myself. He reminded me of the woman with an issue of blood as recorded in Luke 8. Because of her issue, she was unclean, an outlier. And it seems that she treated herself as such. So much so that she tried to gain her healing ‘in secret’- without wanting to cause a commotion, a stir. She wanted to be discreet.
How often do we go boldly to the throne of grace for others, but whisper quiet, even silent prayers for ourselves?
Jesus met her that day- granting her request even before he publicly acknowledged her. However, He didn’t allow her to remain in the shadows.
Why? Could it be He wanted her (and the multitude that surrounded them in this very personal encounter) to know that it was her faith and not His garment that had made her well?
Yes, the Healer had restored her health, but it was her faith that gave her the quiet confidence and strength to go to the One who could make her well. It was her faith that convinced her that merely being in His presence and touching the fringe of his robe, her issue would cease to exist.
Jesus’ last recorded words to this woman of faith stand out on the pages of my Bible in Luke 8- "Go in peace."
Go in wholeness.
Go in completeness.
Go in harmony.
Go in prosperity, welfare and tranquility.
Go in quietness and rest.
Go as one.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 NLT
Today, make room to pray for yourself and sit in the presence of the Almighty.