Dave Rodes from Puyallup Church of the Nazarene shares a story today from John chapter 5. Jesus finds us where we are to speak truth into us.
John 5: Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.
Jesus focused on the people around him that were in need. I want to know God, not the idea of God. I want to know my neighbor, not my idea of my neighbor. I want to know myself, not my the idea of myself. This is a prayer Dave learned to pray to begin understand the impact God can have on our lives and how a relationship with him is truly transforming!
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