he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the
damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But
when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the
damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel
was lying. And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her,
Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee,
arise. And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the
age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
Never take personal an opportunity where God can use you to be powerful in Him.
account of the miracle in Mark 5 where Jesus raised Jairus' daughter
from the dead is a perfect example of how we will be presented with
opportunities to be powerful in God, if we don't choose to take the
assault of the enemy personally. Jesus came to do good, but there were
people there that laughed Him to scorn. He could have yielded to the
temptation to be selfish and focus on the intended offense, but He took
the high road and yielded to the plan of God and a girl was raised from
the dead. PRAISE BE TO GOD!
Many times, people become self
centered during a trial or in the midst of persecution from the enemy.
They begin to take the attack personally, allowing the situation to
govern there mind, will and emotions, allowing a flood of wrong thoughts
and inappropriate behavior to follow. If we would only take a minute,
step back ( stop, look and listen) and yield to God in total surrender
and deep fellowship, we would find strength and direction in the midst
of the storm, resulting in us being a powerful witness for God. We need
to hear what the Spirit is saying to us and then quickly follow His
guidance. His strength empowers us to demand absolute surrender, bringing death to the flesh, and eliminates all selfishness. It allows you to see the
door of opportunity to be powerful in God and glorify His name.
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