ESOCS Devotional 11 June
TEXT: JOHN 9:1-23
MEMORY VERSE: “And said unto him, go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, sent). He went his way therefore, and washed and seeing.” John 9:7 KJV
God moves in a mysterious ways, His wonders to perform; no wonder His greatness is unsearchable, His modus operandi is unfathomable. None can predict God anytime. His actions, statements, and instructions are result oriented when complied with, as evident in our text. How do you explain sending a blind man on a mission? The pool where he was sent to was not in any way near to him at all. How could this man locate the pool, seeing he had been blind all his life; in fact, the man did not know, had never seen, neither had he by chance had business to do with the pool. Worst still, he was directly instructed to go without any assistance.
Yet the blind man mustered courage. He did not allow limitations stop him. He threw away every iota of doubt. He launched into the instruction that appeared unrealistic, that seemed insensible, yet power filled; and directed towards accomplishing the purpose for which it was meant. While on the way, in the process of locating the pool and asking several questions, people may have discouraged him, probably. They may have shown him other pools also, and waters that were not Siloam, telling him that he could get the same result. But he stood by the instruction of Jesus, not ready to wash in any water until there was a full confirmation that it was Siloam. ESOCS Devotional 11 June.
You may not know where God has sent yon a blind mission that appeared impossible, given your present challenges. You are asking, how will God expect me to function in the midst of my struggles? How could He tell me that I can still make it when no man has ever made it before in my life? Seeing that I know no man, how can it happen? But you can rest assured that He that promised you is well and able to perform it. He can bring out the result of whatever He told you. All that is required of you is obedience. The mission may appear like a blind one, just like Abraham when he was asked to leave his father’s house without any direct place (Genesis 12:1) or Peter who after toiling all night without catching any fish was again instructed to let the same net he had washed, this time, not for a catch but a drought (Luke 5:1-5).
As you obey God today, may you experience result in your area of need. Obey that instruction with faith; and refuse to yield to doubt and any discouragement around you. Your miracle will definitely manifest, in Jesus name.
BOTTOM LINE: Trust and obey God, for there lies the fulfilment of your expectations.
- Never doubt God’s instructions, no matter how foolish they may seem.
- Obey God always with faith for the miraculous.
- Never get distracted while on mission, remain focused.
PRAYER POINT: Father, I bless you for you are God and for the wonders you are doing in my life. Help me to always obey you, no matter what the instructions may mean to me, in the Jesus name. Amen
FURTHER READING: Ezekiel 1:1–28; 2:1–10; John 9:24-41