Hi! My name is Jess Saliba and I’m from Mountain Creek State College, Sunshine Coast
When God Moves Everything Changes.
God is never-changing, but when you encounter God, everything changes.
Luke 8:43-48 (NIV)43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. 44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. 48 Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
Once you encounter God your life will be repositioned, realigned and redefined. Whether your encounter with God is at a youth camp, during a church service or possibly even in everyday life, I am convinced you’ll always walk out of the experience changed and renewed. At a youth camp two years ago, my youth leaders really encouraged me to come expectant for God to move. So that’s exactly what I did, I wrote down all the things I was expecting God to do in my life and He did just that. He moved in a way unlike anything I’ve ever experienced due to me coming expectant and eager.
The woman that we read about today, her faith alone, was sufficient enough for her to experience breakthrough in and through her life. This woman we read about in Luke 8:43-48, had an incurable blood condition for twelve years and after just touching the edge of Jesus’ garment she was completely healed and the bleeding immediately stopped. The woman had to press through the crowd, press through the barriers stopping her from reaching her promise. What are the barriers in your life stopping you from God’s promise? Is it the people you surround yourself with? Is it yourself putting limitations on what God can do through your own life?
When God moves everything changes.
Dear Jesus, allow me to always come to you the same way that the women did, full of faith and expectancy. Thank you for loving me and removing any ‘labels’ the world has placed on me. I pray that barriers preventing me from Your promises will be removed. In Jesus mighty name, Amen.
Written by Jess Saliba, Mountain Creek State College, Sunshine Coast.