In tune with the Father.

Series: We Are TPCC | Week 3: Healthy

Mark 5:25-30
“A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she had gotten worse. She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind Him through the crowd and touched His robe. For she thought to herself, ‘If I can just touch His robe, I will be healed.’  Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition. Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from Him, so He turned around in the crowd and asked, ‘Who touched my robe?’”

As Jesus walks to Jairus’s house to heal his daughter, a desperate woman who has been living in complete misery for 12 years, reaches out to touch Jesus’s robe for healing. What’s remarkable about this story is that Jesus moves slowly enough to not only be touched by someone, but also to notice and stop for her. Jesus’s rootedness in the moment is the result of His connectedness with His Father.

Respond in Prayer
Are you in tune enough with God to live each day single-mindedly focus on the mission He has you on? Are you paying attention enough to know what you need to say yes to and what you need to say no to? If you don’t already, get into the habit of waking up early to spend time alone with God. Consider reading the rest of the book of Mark or another Gospel, noting all the times Jesus spent time in prayer, in solitude and in silence. Ask God to help you live in tune with the Holy Spirit living in you.

For Families with Kids at Home
Sit down with your family and talk to them about how you can be more in tune with God. It might an opportunity to start reading through a book of the Bible as a family or start a new prayer rhythm together.