Some time ago, I had written a journal post and even remember marking in my Bible the significance of John 5:5-9 in my own life. So I find it so humorous of God today of drawing me to Jentzen Franklins Blog post on this very thing. It goes back to the choices that we make that I was taking about yesterday in my post. You see, the story is very significant for me, because when God pointed it out earlier this year to me as well, I was and still am 38 years old. Not only that, but there are many life circumstance, many road blocks that I face that can be discouraging and could very easily get me side tracked if I wasn’t so aware of them. Remember how I mentioned yesterday in my post how The Word of God was difficult at times for me? That’s a great example of this passage in my life. God said “Robin Pick up the Bible and walk”, He tells me, stop making excuses, stop looking for other people to give you the answers, to meet your needs, ect.. Just like the man in the story who was waiting for someone to come and help him. God says” You take the action steps in faith, do the hard work of moving out of your own self-pity and circumstances and move into the greater things that I have for you.” That’s a wake-up call if I ever heard one! So I don’t know what it is for you today, I don’t know what your “mat” is in life, but I do know that Jesus gives us not only the choice to move forward in all that he has for us, but he also gives us the strength and the power to move forward. It’s a choice; do you want to be healed?