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.
I often wonder about this verse. Jesus said to him, Get up! Pick up your bed (sleeping pad) and walk! (John 5:8, AMP) This guy just doesn’t get it! Jesus has to tell him to (a) get up, (b) pick up his bed and (c) to walk.
Let’s ask ourselves this question today. Am I waiting for direction, 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.
“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”–Woody Allen
Prayer- Lord it is so much easier to pretend we don’t know what to do, to drag on in prayer until you give the answer we want. Forgive us Lord. Today we are on our feet and moving in the right direction, toward you. Amen.