Friday, 2 January 2015


Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, December 24
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim


John 5:6-7 NKJV "When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”

The first thing we are told is that Jesus knew that the man had been in that condition for a long time. Understand that there's nothing that you're going through that God is unaware of, He knows your condition and He also knows how you feel.

Then Jesus asked him if he wanted to be well. It's like meeting a sick man in the hospital and asking him if why he's there, especially after you've known his condition. Why did Jesus ask such a question? I think that Jesus asked in order to activate his faith. Sometimes we've got to express our desires for the things we want. You must learn to give voice to your desires; and that's why prayer is vital. God knows exactly what you need but you're required to ask in faith that you may receive.

The man's answer showed how frustrated he was. Many times our human efforts fail us. We try on our own to get things for ourselves, but we don't succeed because of several reasons. Brothers and sisters, it is not by power or might! The race is not to the swift, neither is the battle to the strong. God can give you whatever you need faster than you can get it on your own. Even now, it is not late to receive the desires of your heart. I'm asking God to give Christmas gifts to you this week. So shall it be, in Jesus name.