Tell It To Jesus!
Verse for Today: Wednesday, Setpember 28, 2011
Mark 1:30 – Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her.
When we tell Jesus about our needs, problems and sufferings, there is always a solution to it. He knows it before we tell Him and is prepared to do what is required to help us in our situations. But He expects us to tell Him about it and wait in expectation for great things from Him to help us in our situation. Often we are tempted or habituated to do what we can to handle our situation. We are so prone to depend on our experience, intellect, education, wealth, position, strength of our influence and relationships to solve our problems. We have a whole array of consultants around us who are willing to offer us free solutions most of which are contradictory to each other. Our tendency is to first approach all available avenues around us and when these fail, we tend to go to the Lord as the last resort. Nehemiah is a great example of a man who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem by first and always asking for His help. Daniel had all his counsel and help coming from the Lord as he prayed and asked the Lord. Mary told Jesus about the shortage of wine at the banquet hall at Cana. The disciples told Jesus about the wind and the storm when they were travelling in a boat. Mary and Martha of Bethany informed Jesus about the sickness of their brother Lazarus. They along with scores of other saints through the centuries told Jesus about their needs of varying kinds and found solutions and answers. When the disciples told Jesus about the sickness of Simon’s mother-in-law, He immediately found a solution to her sickness and gave her the desire of her heart to be able to serve the Lord and His disciples. But we can tell Jesus about our problems only if we trust Him and have absolute faith in Him. We must realize that Jesus is always available if we want to avail of His power and strength in our lives and situations.
Dear friend, have you made it a pattern of life to spontaneously tell Jesus about all your needs and not to any one else? Perhaps these needs are too personal that you might find it difficult to tell others about it in the form of a prayer request. For Jesus, none of your needs is too great. He has enough and more resources at His disposal to meet all your needs and solve all your problems. He wants to help you out in your time of dire need. He lives for you and works for your good because you are His personal concern. He is interested in and committed to you and your needs all the time. But He expects you to tell Him about your needs. If we exhibit importunity in our prayer, He will sense our deep anguish and seriousness in getting an answer from Him. Nehemiah completed his task of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem by telling the Lord all the needs. Paul told the Lord about his needs in the ministry, his personal needs, his desires for the Lord, needs of the churches and believers. George Muller fed thousands of orphans only by telling the Lord about the needs. Hudson Taylor, William Carey, Adoniram Judson, C.T. Studd, Charles Finny, D.L. Moody, Watchman Nee, John Knox, Sadhu Sundar Singh, Amy Carmichael and other saints told the Lord their needs and found answers. There are scores of other unknown men and women who took it as a principle to tell only the Lord about their needs and found Him utterly and absolutely sufficient in meeting their needs. He beckons us today to go to Him. He waits for us and is keen to meet our needs as we tell Him. His priority is our priority. He would not suffer us to live as orphans in this world and wants the world to know that we are looked after by Him. So let us make use of the opportunity available for us today to go to Jesus and tell Him about our needs and wait for Him to meet all our needs according to His riches in glory.
John 2:3 – When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to Him, “They have no more wine.”
Thought for Today
It is our privilege to tell Jesus about our needs and His pleasure to meet all our needs immeasurably beyond what we ask for or imagine.
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