Word by Seth Martin.
Luke 13:10-13 – (The Message Version) “He was teaching in one of the meeting places on the Sabbath. There was a woman present, so twisted and bent over with arthritis that she couldn’t even look up. She had been afflicted with this for eighteen years. When Jesus saw her, he called her over. “Woman, you’re free!” He laid hands on her and suddenly she was standing straight and tall, giving glory to God.”
There are some problems that you can’t handle on your own. The good news is that God can fix it. Take your issues to Christ! When you leave. Take the issues and struggles to Christ.
How do you take your issues to The Lord?
Step 1: Go to the temple. (Verse 10) The woman came to the temple. Synagogue and temple = church. If you’re going to get the issues laid out. You have to make your way to the temple! You can’t afford to miss church. The women made her way to the temple and did not care what anyone had to say about her, or think about her. She had relentless desire, despite her own pain. She was not going to let herself stop her from going to church.
Step 2: Relinquished control. (Verse 11) She tried to raise herself up before. She attempted to fix the problem herself. She stopped trying to fix to he issues herself. She GAVE CONTROL TO JESUS! When you come to the temple, you have to give up control! Trust and depend totally on him. “God I’m going trust in you to fix it.”
Step 3: Adhere to the Lord’s call. (Verse 12 – 13) She was obedient to what The Lord said to do. OBEY. When God tells you to do something YOU’VE GOT TO DO IT!! “Can’t ask God to fix the relationship, and then He tell to drop the person you are in a relationships with, don’t continue to “chill” with them!” Obedience is better than sacrifice! When you’re obedient, God decides to bless you! When you get delivered from your circumstance, don’t act like you did it, ACT LIKE GOD DID IT!!