2015 at Lakeside was the Year of Health. Now that 2016 has come, it is no longer the theme of our year, but the principles will never go away! Check it out to see what we did for 2015 to get healthy.
Jesus goes up to Jerusalem for a festival and he passes by this pool where a disabled man is laying, waiting for a miracle. Jesus approaches him and asks him a question that still baffles me sometimes, “Do you want to get well?” This guy has been an invalid for thirty-eight years. Does he want to get well? Of course he wants to get well! …Or does he?
See, being healed changes everything for him. It strips away the excuses. It restores his personal responsibility. Sometimes being broken is comfortable. Sometimes we get used to relying on our excuses. Sometimes healing comes with a price tag. Jesus doesn’t want to leave us that way. He wants us to take the step of faith towards him and embrace the life he has for us.
This year, at Lakeside, we’re focusing on health. We’re rallying together and marching toward health in five key areas. What about you? Are you willing to take the steps towards change? Are you willing to pay the cost to be healed?
Do you want to get well?