Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?” But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?'” And He looked around to see her who had done this thing. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.” (Mark 5:25-34)
Thank you, Holy Spirit, for the testimony this woman gave to Jesus and those around him. We ask you to raise up many to give their testimony about what Jesus has done for them in their lives. Empower the testimonies that are given at the Diocesan Convention.
And when He got into the boat, he who had been demon-possessed begged Him that he might be with Him. However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, “Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you.” 20And he departed and began to proclaim in Decapolis all that Jesus had done for him; and all marveled. (Mark 5:18-19)
Jesus, you told the Gadarenes demoniac to tell his family and friends the great things God has done for him. Help each of us hear this as a personal call to share with our family and friends what you have done in our lives.
But He commanded them strictly that no one should know it, and said that something should be given her to eat. (Mark 5: 43) To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; (Ecclesiastes 3:1,7b)
Father, please help each of us know when it is time to share with others what you have done for us and when it is time to be silent. There is a time and a place for each. Help us discern the time and place for giving our witness.
Holy Trinity, one God, bless and anoint the witness of each person who gives their testimony at the Diocesan Convention. Let their testimonies pierce our hearts as Peter’s did on the day of Pentecost: Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” (Acts 2:37)
Monday: 80 * 77, ; Gen. 44:18-34: 1 Cor. 7:25-31: Mark 5:21-43
Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; Gen. 45:1-15: 1 Cor. 7:32-40: Mark 6:1-13
Notes from the Front Line
***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (John 6:4-15; Ephesians 2:4-10; 2 Chronicles 36:14-23; Psalm 122).
***** Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
In all things and in all situations in life there is an “Advocate for that”. There might even be an App for that too… But please don’t forget The Advocate.