Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Woody Allen
I often wonder about this verse. Jesus said to him, Get up! Pick up your bed and walk! (John 5:8)
This guy doesn’t seem to get it! Jesus has to tell him to (a) get up, (b) pick up his bed and (c) to walk.
Jesus knew all about walking. He walked the length and breadth of Israel for three years, always moving forward into God’s will for His life.
He walked forward toward God while the crowds around Him screamed ‘Crucify.’
He walked when close friends denied Him.
He walked forward in obedience even when it seemed God Himself had denied Him.
Let’s ask ourselves this question today. Am I waiting for directions, even when I know what I am supposed to do? In case you forgot… (a) get up, (b) pick up your bed, and (c) walk.
We might linger in prayer and sound righteous to others, but God has already pointed out the directions.
Get Up. Pick Up your bed. Walk