April 30 Devotional

Nobody likes to admit that they need a doctor … especially a man.  There are times that everyone need to go to the doctor.  If you are like me, you will wait until the last minute, when all other options have been exhausted.  I must tell you that I don’t like to go to the doctor; except, when I am really hurting, or in trouble … I’m glad there is a good doctor that I can go to for help.  A few years ago I had a problem with my heart and had to go to the emergency room for help.  After an examination, it was determined that I had a possible blockage in my heart, and could have even had a heart attack.  Heart problems are common in my family, and I knew this day would eventually come.  God blessed me with a very good cardiologist at that time.  He began to unfold the situation to me and offer me options.  After he gave all the options, I informed him that I had prayed for him, and I would trust his judgment and experience to make the right choces for me.  You see, when you realize that you are sick, you also realize that you need the help of those how have spent their life-time studying and practicing to help problems like yours.

 

In the same way, we must all realize that we have a sin problem that we do not have the ability to remove.  Jesus Chrsit came into this world to offer forgiveness, and “healing” (as it were) from our sin.  However, when He arrived and offered the help, there were many who refused to admit they had a need.  This is still a major problem today in this world.  Look at this interesting verse from Luke.  “And it came to pass on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem:  and the power of the Lord was present to heal them” (Luke 5:17).  Did you read that carefully?  The power of the Lord was available to heal the Pharisees and doctors of the law.  You see, these men thought they had the “sin thing” all figured out, and they were clean.  The reality was that they were in much in need of spiritual healing as all the others that were there who came for physical healing.

 

Don’t be so spiritually stuck-up that you do not realize today that at your best, you are simply a sinner saved by grace.  There is a great deal of spiritual pride in our churches today.  We need to be willing to admit that we need Jesus every minute of every day, all day long!  Trust Him today!

 

God does not bless programs or plans, but God blesses people.” – Unknown