And when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever. He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and began to serve him. (Matthew 8:14-15)
I wonder if Peter’s mother instantly felt 100%. Maybe, after Jesus healed her fever, she still had lingering side effects. If so, maybe, taking Him at His word, she began to act with full assurance those lingering side effects would go away. If that was the case, she is a model for us.
Since I trusted Jesus, even though I experience the amazing rush of new life, there are still lingering side effects of my old, dead style of existence. You too? Probably. Jesus intends for us to imitate Peter’s mom, trusting Him for the full fix in due time. Get up and serve Him now.