Wednesday, November 3, 2010
We are privileged enough to have a guest blogger with us today. She is Author Debbie Sutton Covington, in promotion of her new release If I...I will. I was contacted a few weeks ago about reviewing If I... I will, and jumped at the chance when I saw the topic of the book. I've always thought the woman with the blood issue was kind of ignored for themost part when folks talk about
Experience His Touch
My devotional reading was about genealogy today and I felt lead to think and write about Jesus. I want you to imagine the feelings of people that experienced the touch of Jesus. The blind man Jesus healed; when he was able to see the first time looking between Jesus’s fingers he would have seen love and compassion flowing from Jesus’s face into him. Imagine the woman with the issue of suffering when He likely helped her to her feet as she felt totally loved by this wonderful Jesus! Think about these people Jesus healed and the first night they went to sleep thinking about the amazing touch of Jesus.
What about the times that Jesus gazed into people's eyes? Don't you know He caught the eye of Mary when she anointed Him with love, thanks and quiet understanding? Or at the cross gazing down to His mother's eyes and the love that flowed without a word?
The laughter of Jesus. You know He laughed with the children and He always wanted the children to come to Him. He laughed, He played, and He spent time showing love and acceptance to a group that were not acknowledged much during this time.
Today, it is my prayer that you will ask Jesus for more. More of Him in your everyday, ordinary life! Experience His loving touch, experience his gaze of understanding, the laughter at a shared funny moment. We are given this gift right now; we don't have to wait until we are in heaven. Jesus wants it now and so do you! Reach for Him and share the touch flowing with amazing love!
Debbie Sutton Covington writes and speaks on women in the church. She is also the founder of Journey of Sisters, a ministry that encourages women in their walk in faith through weekly devotionals, monthly newsletters, and fellowship opportunities. Debbie and her husband Kenny and their dogs live in Shreveport, Louisiana.
If I…I will: simple words, but do we ever move past the “ifs” in our lives? Do we know in our hearts and minds that God indeed will help us to achieve our dreams and goals? If I…I Will is an insightful look at the healing of the suffering woman in Mark 5 whom Jesus healed. And just like that suffering woman, we must step past our suffering, the words we may hear, our own thoughts, and the crowds around us to reach for Jesus. What if we reach Jesus? Will He change our lives forever? Will He heal us? Yes, indeed! Maybe Jesus won’t follow the way we envision the healing or the change to happen, but faith in Jesus will forever change us. So, step out and reach for Jesus’ hand, and begin the adventure of a lifetime.
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If I…I Will Virtual Book Tour
November 1 – November 5, 2010
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