Pastor Tim Romero

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Mark 6:56

Mark 6:56 (ESV): "56 And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well."

Desperation is a symptom of depression and is derived from despair. When people are desperate they are willing to do almost anything to solve their problems. God often used despair to produce desperation in us to seek Him. Wouldn't it be better if we naturally desired Him in this way rather than having to be motivated by negative circumstances to press in? Make that your prayer.

When Jesus crossed over the sea of Galilee to the land of Gennesaret and when He got out of the boat people immediately recognized Him and ran through the whole region bringing those who were on their sickbed to wherever they heard He was. They were so desperate for Jesus that they believed that even if they could just touch the hem of His garment they would be healed.

Christians shouldn't need negative circumstances to produce a desire within them to desperately seek Jesus. We shouldn't need a trial to cause us to press into Him more. We should train our hearts and minds to seek Him like we do our next breath. He must be a necessity in our lives that we can't do without.

Ask yourself, "Am I desperate for the presence of the Lord in my life today? Do I need something to motivate me to press into Him?" Ask the Lord to change your heart so You are desperate for His presence because You desire fellowship with Him, not something from Him. Amen?

Father, we thank You that You use negative circumstances in our lives to draw us closer to You. Our prayer is that we wouldn't need any external motivation to press into You but that we would just simply desire greater intimacy with You. Change our hearts to naturally be desperate for You we pray in Jesus name, amen.
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