Father, You never force Your will or our hand to do anything. You encourage, equip, convict, point out pros and cons, and knock. You do everything You can to make us want to, but You never force it. Why? Because a desired and sought change lasts while a forced change is resented. You give us the option, not because we'll do it perfectly if we choose it, but because we'll recognize that You're the one bringing it about. The part that astounds me though is the question....do you want to be made well. It seems that the logical answer anyone would have is "yes" but reality says otherwise because change, even for the better is hard, brings out our deepest fears, and ultimately calls us to action. Father I pray that the greatest changes in me are the ones You bring about in my heart and mind and that I wholeheartedly answer this question with a 'yes'. I pray that the comfort of 'the known' would not keep me bound in my current state. And most of all, I pray that the work You do in and through me would shine a light on Your glory and goodness that is undeniable in its scope, power, and influence to a world seeking relief. Amen
If Jesus were to ask you today, "Do you want to be made well?", what would your response be?
If the answer to that question is 'Yes', what would being made well look like and what are you willing to do to get there?