When I was 15 years old I walked into a worship service one Sunday night. During worship I encountered...
He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: I was blind, now I see.” (John 9:25 NKJV)
In this passage Jesus heals a blind man who had been that way since he was born. The religious leaders of that day were angry because Jesus healed this man on the sabbath which went against there religious laws.Have you ever did a good deed and people get mad at you because you didn't do it their way, all because they couldn't control what you did. People are so funny. May we always seek to please God over pleasing man. Never allow yourself to be under the control of any man but only Jesus.
Not only that, but these religious leaders tried to discredit who Jesus was to this blind man and his parents after he received his miracle from Jesus. Has this ever happened to you?
When I was 15 years old I walked into a worship service one Sunday night. During worship I encountered the power of God. Standing at my seat I found myself crying uncontrollably and shaking I knew it was God because they were singing about Jesus and how good He was. It was the most amazing feeling I had ever had at the time. I didn't want that moment to ever end.
The Pastor at that church couldn't help but notice what was going on and called me up to the front of the church for prayer. He told me I was called to preach the gospel. And prayed for me. God's presence was so powerful and overwhelming I fell in the floor and laid there for at least one hour while God ministered to me. I walked out of that church that night a new person and I haven't been the same since. I became God's son and He became my dad.
Just like the blind man Jesus healed, I have had people try to discredit who Jesus was to me. But once you experience His touch your never the same. It doesn't matter what people say about Him, scripture, religion. Once you encounter His love you know who He is and you want to be with Him!
The blind man responded to the religious leaders,
“Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: I was blind, now I see."
This man didn't care about anyone's opinions at this point. Jesus touched Him with His healing hands of love and his life was forever changed.
People opinions carry little weight if any after God gets a hold of your life. Have you ever encountered the love of God? Is your life being controlled by the opinions of others? God loves you today and has a beautiful plan for you and your family. His desire is for you to prosper in everything you do!
Call out to Him today. Surrender your life to Him and experience His unconditional love for you. Then you can share the same testimony as the blind man Jesus healed in the scripture. “One thing I know: I was blind, now I see!