Take Up Your Mat sprang up at a Holy Yoga event in Dallas, Tx. Four women brought four distinct messages about the woman at the well. It served as an exciting reminder that our God is multifaceted and reveals aspects of Himself to each of us. The more we share, the more we perceive of His nature. We grow closer to Him and each other. Of course the Triune God, the ultimate community, would reveal Himself in community! Each of us has a unique Spirit-given perspective of Scripture. Sharing personal revelation renews our love for the Living Word and spurs revival in our soul!We become comfortable with Scripture and what we think we know. We become complacent with our place by the pool. This podcast is a celebration of our Lord as revealed through Biblical text. The prayer of Take Up Your Mat is a fresh word for all. May this podcast serves as a reminder to all of us that it’s time to get up!
20 You must understand this at the outset: Interpretation of scriptural prophecy requires the Holy Spirit, for it does not originate from someone’s own imagination.21 No true prophecy comes from human initiative but is inspired by the moving of the Holy Spirit upon those who spoke the message that came from God.2 Peter 1:20-21 TPT
Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.  5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”
7 “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”
8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.John 5: 1-9 NIV
Jesus (responding with His own question): 22 Why are your hearts full of questions? 23 Which is easier to say, “Your sins are forgiven” or “Get up and walk”? 24 Just so you’ll know that the Son of Man is fully authorized to forgive sins on earth (He turned to the paralyzed fellow lying on the pallet), I say, get up, take your mat, and go home. 25 Then, right in front of their eyes, the man stood up, picked up his bed, and left to go home—full of praises for God! 26 Everyone was stunned. They couldn’t help but feel awestruck, and they praised God too.Luke 5 : 21B-26 The Voice