December 21, 2022

668. Keep It To Your Self

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Episode 668


35 While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?”

36 Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” 37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. 39 He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” 40 But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). 42 Immediately, the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this, they were completely astonished. 43 He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.

Mark 5:35-43

 What really stands out in this story is, of course, he tells them not to say anything. But people are going to see that his daughter gyros his daughter is not dead. She is walking; she is breathing. She is talking; she is perfectly fine. This reminds me of what our life should look like from time to time. I think that there is a situation in which we can share all that’s happened in our lives. But sometimes God works on our behalf, and we don’t have to disclose details, but people are gonna see it; either way, they’re gonna know that something happened because, just like in the story, people need Jairus, his daughter had died. And yet they’re not gonna say anything. But people know that Jesus was there. People know that Jesus healed his daughter because she’s going to be walking and talking and breathing and dancing, just as if she was before. So this is a learning lesson to keep some of the things God does in our lives to ourselves. Why? Just because of timing. A guy might not be ready to reveal something. So if you have it in your spirit not to say all the details, just keep it quiet. But that doesn’t mean that the glory of God won’t shine through your life and all that he has done for you and on your behalf. So continue to keep Jesus at the forefront at the center. Keep God with the praise and give Him the glory for everything that has happened in your life. 

You don’t necessarily have to disclose all the details at all times. People don’t know you; people don’t need that from you. Instead, they need to see that God is continuing to work with you so that they have hope for them for their lives and for the trials that they may be facing.


Father God, we thank you, Lord, for this beautiful Wednesday. We thank you for your son Jesus who came to this earth. We thank you for the miracles that he performed while he was here. We thank you for his birth and his overall mission here. We are honored to be a vessel in it. We don’t have to disclose the stories and the details, but I know that people will continue to see your work through us, through the way that we live through the blessings that you continue to pour over us. We give it all to you. We give you all the praise and all the glory for everything happening in our lives. And Lord, as we prepare for this Christmas season, we keep Jesus at the center. He is the reason for the season. And tomorrow and on Friday, we get to discuss the greatest miracle ball, which is the virgin birth and the resurrection Lord, and so I thank you for the opportunity to continue to get to know you deeper. The opportunity to get to know Jesus deeper and the opportunity to share your word with other people. Lord, may we all continue to grow deeper in our prayer and our relationship with you. We pray this all in your son’s Mighty Name, Amen.

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