I am excited to share that I am a contributing author on the ONE devotional recently published by Barbour Books. I loved writing my portion of the devotionals; I hope you enjoy reading them.
Here's a sneak peek of one of my devotionals. Enjoy and then click on the link below to order your own copy of the book!
Follow Your Leader
Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then, spitting on the man's eyes, he laid his hands on him and asked, "Can you see anything now?"
Mark 8:23 nlt
Not once in my thirty-some years on earth have I had the thought to spit in someone’s eye. Even if I had, I can’t imagine acting on it because spitting in someone else’s eye is quite frowned upon by society.
Jesus, on the other hand, did just that. Not only did He spit in the eyes of the blind man in Mark chapter 8, but He also used spit to heal a man born blind in John chapter 9. That time, He spit on the ground, made mud, and put it in the blind man’s eyes.
Mud in someone else’s eyes? Now that takes direction from the Heavenly Father.
In John 5:19, Jesus said that He only did what He saw His Father do. That means He had specific direction given to His heart from heaven to use spit in these healings. Jesus could have easily said, That’s too strange for me, so I’ll pray for his healing my way. Instead, He obeyed the Father’s instructions.
God’s ways are unique and beyond our comprehension. Just as Jesus imitated His Father, we are to imitate our Lord. When He directs—even when we don’t understand—we are to trust and follow His lead.
Father, teach me to trust your leading, even when it is out of my comfort zone. I want to trust and obey you every time. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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