“Do you want to be made well?” was the question Jesus asked a man at the Pool of Bethesda who’d been sick for 38 years. When the man explained he was trying to get well by getting into the pool, Jesus said:

“Rise, take up your bed and walk.” – John 5:8 NKJV

It’s interesting how Jesus often healed, and gave instructions to go with it. For example, He didn’t just administer healing and leave him lying there to figure out, He gave three actions steps, “Rise”, “Take-up”, and “Walk”. Later, when He saw the man in the Temple, He gave him further instructions as well:

“See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worst thing come upon you.” – John 5:14 NKJV

Has Jesus made you well on the inside? If so, then consider His words of action today; “Rise”, “Take-up”, and “Walk.” Don’t just relax and think about it; get up, throw the old bed in the dumpster, and walk freely. When God does a work in us, it’s also an empowering to walk. May you walk in wellness today…

About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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