Wednesday, March 22, 2006

God's still small voice this morning

A portion of this morning's One Year Bible reading:
Luke 5:12-28
The Man With Leprosy
12While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy.[a] When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."

13Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" And immediately the leprosy left him.

14Then Jesus ordered him, "Don't tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them."

15Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. 16But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

Lord, if you are willing...
What a powerful way to begin a prayer. Total dependence. 100% trust. Complete submission. Lord, if you are willing...

And then, what joy!, a touch from Jesus Himself and his voice in your ears--"I am willing!"

I have been praying this way this morning and am listening for His still small voice in my heart and anticipating his touch on my life.

I am also reminded that this early morning time is so precious because Jesus himself often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. When I am up with Him, I am in good company.

Micah Girl


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