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Otis McMillan ~ Whose Voice Are You Listening To?

“And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet. And besought him greatly, saying, my little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.” (Mark 5:22-23)

There is a time when only Jesus can respond. Insist on finding him; he shall respond.

A father found himself with a need that only Jesus could fix. He had left his daughter, at the point of death, to find the Master. Others were not pleased with his decision, but he was convinced that no one else could respond. He was confident that if he could find Jesus, his daughter would be healed.

There are challenges in which you are confident that you, with God’s help, can resolve. There are others that you recognize are beyond your ability to correct.

It is at these times that you must insist on finding the Lord. What you cannot resolve he can. Allow nothing to stop you from bringing your petition to him. He will respond to your need. 

“While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.” (Mark 5:35-36)

Whose voice are you listening to? God’s words will be fulfilled.

Jesus responded to the request of a father who asked him to come to his house to pray for his sick daughter. He was confident that if Jesus did come, his daughter would be healed. As Jesus was en route to his house, the father received word that his daughter was dead. Jesus, as he watched the man panic, told him, “be not afraid, only believe.” The father had to decide, who would he listen to?

As this man did, you will discover that God’s Word will be fulfilled. Regardless of what others may offer, stay in tune to the words of Jesus. There may be delays, some disappointments, but the promises of God will come to pass. The key is, whose voice are you listening to?

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14)

God has greater things waiting on you: the reward will make the effort worth it.

There are many things to focus on and to seek to attain in life. There is only one that truly matters. To walk in God’s will should be what every child of God seeks after. Paul speaks about pressing toward the “mark.” There is a price to pay, but the reward will make it worth the effort. The fact is, God has greater things waiting on each of us.

Never allow yourself to become satisfied with your current knowledge of God. There is a price you will have to pay to touch the hem of his garment, but the reward will be worth the effort. Never lose track of the fact that God has greater things that await you.