And when 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.
This 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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