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Day 89: Risking It All

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Deuteronomy 13:1-15:23
Luke 8:40-9:6
Psalm 71:1-24
Proverbs 12:5-7
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately. – Lk 8:47

This woman risked everything to get her hands on God. It was illegal for this woman to be in public because she was unclean. If anyone caught her, she could have been stoned to death. Yet here she was in the midst of a multitude of people, reaching out to touch Jesus.

Notice the passionate desire to be healed that we see in today’s reading. Jairus “begged” Jesus to come heal his daughter (Lk 8:41). The woman with the issue of blood risked her life to be made well. They came to Jesus afraid, but committed to receive; and they left full of joy, having received everything they asked!

If you want to see something you’ve never seen before, you have to do something you’ve never done before. Are you living a safe, comfortable life? Or are you risking it all to get God’s best for you? Are you settling for what the enemy is willing to let you have? Or are you fighting for everything God’s word says you should see? Would an outside observer look at your life and truthfully be able to say, “(S)he is doing everything (s)he can to see God’s blessings in her/his life?”

I don’t want to get to Heaven and have God tell me, “I had so much more for you if you had only believed.” We must believe God’s word, and contend for His best. We must risk it all to become everything He says we can be: saved, healed and whole in Jesus’ name!


Father, help me to take intelligent risks. Help me to be bold in my faith! I don’t want to leave any blessings on the table. Give me the courage to reach out and take possession of them!


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