Do you want to move forward?

When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” John 5:6

Jesus didn’t ask if he had the ability or even the faith. He asked if He desired to be healed.

In the fight against your sin, do you want to be healed? Forgiven? To move forward? To fight?

Transparency is not the goal in revealing your sin to others for help. Fighting  for a greater joy and desire that is found only in Christ himself is the goal! Taking the idolatry of that sin and tearing down our the desire for it is the very issue when we pray “Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit in me!” (Psalm 51:10) That is work of God! Not us our will power.

While I have looked at this passage in John 5 more devotionally in this blog, let Jesus’ words be a point of deeper meditation and reflection for you.

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