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What Does it Take to Move the Heart of God?

posted Feb 7, 2010, 2:45 PM by Website Administrator   [ updated Feb 7, 2010, 2:49 PM ]
January 17, 2010
Mark 5:24-34


  • Why is it that we seem to have dynamic worship services but so rarely see God move?
  • Why is it that we have so many illnesses and diseases but so rarely see God’s healing?
  • Why is it that we present the Gospel so often but so rarely see souls saved?
  • We know that God’s heart is moved from INSIDE by love, mercy, compassion, grace, patience, justice, etc. But what moves God'’ heart from the OUTSIDE?

Mark 5:24-34

24 So Jesus went with him.

A large crowd followed and pressed around him. 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, "If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed." 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.

30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?"

31 "You see the people crowding against you," his disciples answered, "and yet you can ask, 'Who touched me?' "

32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering."
  • Is God Omnipotent? (All Powerful)
  • Is God Omnipresent? (All Places, everywhere at once)
If God is all-powerful at all places and at all times, why is it that we see His power so rarely? Why is it that in this crowded street with many people pressing against and touching Jesus, only one person was healed?

What is God looking for? What does it take to move His heart?