In the story of the woman with the flow of blood found in Mark 5:25-34. Not only did this woman hear about Jesus coming her way, not only did she decide in her heart to step out in faith, but this woman put her faith into action.
In any event that you attend there are two types of people: you have participants and you have spectators. The participants are the ones that get involved in the action. They are the performers on stage. The players on the field in a sporting event and so on. The spectators are the people that sit back and watch the action unfold.
This woman decided in her heart that that day she was going to be a participant. She knew that if she could just touch the string of Jesus’ cloak then she could be healed.
So, with all her might she pressed through the crowd and with one last motion she stretched out and grab a string and instantly the flow stopped. Power flowed out of Jesus and into the woman and she received her healing that day.
The amazing thing about the miracle that day was Jesus did not touch her, she touched Him and her life was changed forever that day. This shows that when we reach out in faith Jesus is there waiting to give us our miracle.
Today if you are needing a miracle, reach out to the one that can give you your miracle.
In Mark 5:25-34, we read a story about a woman that dealt with an issue of blood for twelve years. This woman was desperate and needed a miracle. The first step of faith that she took was “She heard of Jesus”. But her steps of faith didn’t stop there. The next step that she took was “She Spoke the Words of Faith.”
I don’t mean that she spoke these words out loud, but she spoke these words within herself. Verse 28 says, “For she said, ‘If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.'”
She had heard about Jesus. She knew of the healing power that flowed from Him and she knew within herself that if she could press through the crowd and just touch the string on His garment then she would be healed.
Words are powerful. There is power in the words that we speak.
Proverbs 18:21(NIV) says, “The tongue has the power of life and death…” We have the power, through our words, to speak life and death into our situation. We have the power to speak to our faith.
There are times that we belittle ourselves. We talk down to ourselves and say things like, “God doesn’t care about me.” Or “God won’t heal me.” The truth is God loves us and all He wants is the best for His children.
Part of putting our faith into action is speaking life into ourselves and speaking to ourselves in faith. You need to change the words that you say to things like, “I can be healed.” And “I can receive a miracle.”
The words we speak does matter. We need to speak life into us.
Mark 5:25-34 is the story about a woman that had a flow of blood for 12 years. She was desperate for a miracle. She had gone to doctors. Spent lots of money. She was considered an outcast and was needing a miracle.
There were three steps that this woman went through in order for her to receive her miracle from Jesus that day. Today, I want to look at the first step which was She Heard of Jesus.
What happens if you hear about something special and you don’t respond? You don’t receive that special something do you?
For instance, if I told you that I personally wanted to give you $1000 and all you had to do was come see me, you would miss out on that $1000 if you didn’t come see me, right?
The woman with this flow of blood issue did just that. She not only heard that Jesus was coming but she decided to take action.
Jesus has spoken to us in His word. He has given us instructions on what He wants us to do. All we have to do is follow His word and be obedient to what He is telling us. This woman responded to the news that Jesus was coming, you need to respond to what Jesus is telling us in His word.