Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.John 9:9
Good Morning Beautiful,
Let me begin by asking you a question, “What if you had the chance to start over, would you? and what would you change?” ; This is a question that I often ask myself. “If only I could go back and change some things,” I wouldn’t be going through what I am going through now. It sounds so easy when you say it, but we all know from experience that there is no going back. We know now that every choice we make has a consequence that affects how we see ourselves and how others view us.
What if I told you that you could experience a life-altering change without going back–instead of fixing your mistakes all you had to do was give your mistakes over to ONE person. By now I’m sure you have figured out the person I am referring to, and yes, it is Jesus. God can transform you in a way that you are no longer recognizable. In His Word, He says, “I can take you from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted” ( 1 Peter 2:10b MSG). God has chosen us, and because He has called us, you best believe that He will be the one to change us ( See 1 Peter 2: 9-10 MSG).
We need to know that today’s scripture is referring to the blind man that God healed. Our scripture reflects what happened after God touched him. for better context, as to what this miraculous healing has done for the blind man, John 9:8 says, ” the neighbors therefore, and they which before had seen him who was blind said, Is not this he who sat and begged?” The people who knew this man as blind were confused because they felt as though they knew him, but they couldn’t tell if it was him. The blind man was unrecognizable because of the transformation God had on his life.
From one-touch, he went from being blind to being able to see, and people around him were confused. He was the talk of the town because all his life, he was a beggar on the street to now being a man that can do for himself. Now this man has a testimony because he was truly healed and set free; this is what God wants, for us to be set free to testify about the things He has done. To achieve this status, WE have to be the ones to go before God. We have to understand that there is no real change until we give ourselves over to Christ. God’s Word is real, and if He has done it before, He can surely do it again.
Be unrecognizable today by clinging to the Word of God. We, too, can be a night and day difference to this world. We were changed and transformed because God touched us! That deserves a Hallelujah, and I hope you give God praise today not only for the things He has done for you but also for the things He will do for you.
digging deeper discussion questions
- There are no limits to what God can do for you, so make your request known, ” Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” ( Matthew 7:7).
- Go before God in prayer asking Him to show you your heart. Meditate on what He shows you and ask yourself if this is pleasing or displeasing to God.