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Mark 4:41- “They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
A little background about me, I HATE SPITTING. And people who spit give me a hard time. I mean i really hate spittle to the extent i feel like vomiting when i see people’s on the ground. If you are wondering where we are going with this story, stay with me a little longer.
I hope you are familiar with the story in John 9:6, where Jesus spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle and used it to anoint the eyes of the blind man and he was healed. Yesterday i was thinking of this story while walking and i thought to myself; how filthy i feel with spittle i don’t think my reaction would have been the same as the blind man’s. You see i believe Jesus heals and i am sure if i was in that blind man’s place i would have gone to meet Jesus because i know, i believe and i have heard that He heals, but in my case the process, this process that was about to be used by Jesus would have been hard for me. I bet i would have left, insulted or told Him to use any other way or maybe just to let me be the way i am because for real to let His “clay” that is made from spittle touch my skin, i still can’t think of any other hard process to use on me.
While i was thinking of this, the Holy Spirit reminded me of the processes that God is using to touch/change/heal our lives, in my life and how much i hate them sometimes (exactly the same way as i would have with the spittle process) and how i would wish to run or not live through the process that God is taking me. You might be in any stage in your life that God is taking you, the lessons He is teaching you or the way He is preparing you to be who He called you to be,i would love to remind you to trust that He has you in that process, He knows what He is doing.
Am reminded of the story of Joseph and how he told his relatives that “you meant this for evil, but God meant it for good” (Genesis 50:20), those are words he said at the end when he was helping them already, i don’t think he could have said that when they were debating to kill him, when they sold him or when he was in prison. From his story that turned out for his good and the glory of God, i am reminded today no matter what process am going through, it all works together for my good (Romans 8:28).
He knew us before we were formed in our mother’s wombs, and He knows our ends too, so He has it all in control.
Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever. He was, is and always able. Trust His timing, trust His process, trust where He is passing you through and taking you to, TRUST THE PROCESS.
(P.s- He is God, i can let Him use spittle on me, i promise??)