And when He had gone in, He said to them, why do you make an uproar and weep? The little girl is not dead but is sleeping. 40And they laughed and jeered at Him. But He put them all out, and, taking the child’s father and mother and those who were with Him, He went in where the little girl was lying… Mark 5:39-40 (AMP)
In the above scripture, we find Jesus performing a miracle for Jairus. Jairus sought Jesus out when his daughter fell sick. He believed the reports he heard about Jesus. He even witnessed His healing power on his way home, as Jesus healed the woman with the issue of blood. When they returned, the house was filled with unbelievers. Jesus put them all out and proceeded in restoring the young girl’s health.
We can take notes from Jesus’ actions. Each of us needs to take inventory of our lives. Be observant. We need to know who we are connected to. Everybody is not linked to our destiny. It is said, if you want to know what type of person you are, look at the people you hang with the most. 1 Corinthians 15:33 lets us know that bad company corrupts good manners. You may be on a path for purpose, headed in the right direction. You may be seeking God to restore your marriage. You may be praying for physical healing. Whatever the case, don’t allow yourself to be side tracked by naysayers and unbelievers. If you are seeking a miracle, you have to create an atmosphere for it.
It is time to clean house. First, do away with the doubt and fear within you. Then guard your heart with all diligence. It is so important to protect the gateways to your heart. Be careful what you watch, listen to and even say. Next, begin to ask the Lord to show you who is to accompany you on your journey. You need to be surrounded with like-minded people. He will open your eyes to see who has your best interest at heart. I am a witness, it helps to have faith-filled believers praying for you and encouraging you along the way.
My prayer for you today is that God will open the eyes of your understanding so you may see every hindrance to His power working fully in your life. May you be observant and quick to notice the distractions that come your way.
(c) Mary Pinckney, August 2013 excerpt from Be Attitudes: A Devotional Journey to a Healthier Happier You