She Acted – Element Four

Faith requires corresponding actions to demonstrate life.

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Mark 5:27 – When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

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It has been said that all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.  That is a true statement, and sadly, some form of that statement could be the epitaph on far too many tombstones and grave markers around the world.  I have heard it said that graveyards are filled with great ideas and untold fortunes because the people buried there never acted on their ideas and dreams.  It seems that in the final analysis of life, if you really want something, YOU MUST TAKE ACTION!

That is what the woman in our Text for Today did.  She acted.  This was the fourth element in her journey to healing and health.  Element One – she heard.  Element Two – she said.  Element Three – she sought.  Element Four – she acted.  She heard of Jesus, what He was able to do, and that He was nearby.  She said that if she could touch His clothes, she would be healed (she established the parameters with her faith by which she would receive her healing).  She went forth seeking to complete that goal she had set for herself – to touch His clothes – and refused to be deterred by her condition, her lack, the crowds, and even the Law.  And when she came very close to her point of encounter, SHE ACTED; she pushed through the crowd, defying Law and physical resistance, and she touched His clothes.  She had taken all the action she could.

And it was the collective of these elements that made possible the fifth element.  She heard – faith received.  She said – faith formulated.  She sought – faith positioned.  She acted – faith worked.  This was her corresponding action that demonstrated the living status of her faith in God. 

What need is in your life today?  I can assure you that Jesus can handle it with no problem at all.  He IS Lord!  Now you’ve heard.  Next, what will you say to formulate the action plan for your faith?  Is there sin that needs to be confessed, forgiveness that needs to be released, something you know you must do to position yourself to receive you need met by the hand of the Lord?  SPEAK your faith.  It is in your speaking that you formulate your route to receiving.  Seek the position you describe.  Where, in your action and obedience, will you find the release point of the power of God in your behalf?  And when you find that release point, that position, ACT!  Don’t delay, don’t postpone, don’t rethink it, don’t start to doubt; ACT!  What comes next will become your testimony, thrill your heart, and establish you as victor, not victim.

Manna for Today – Mark 5:25-34; Romans 10:17; Hebrews 11:1 & 6; Mark 11:22-24; John 14:12-14; John 15:7; Matthew 12:34-37; Romans 3:4; James 2:20-26

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