7. Faith not only heals us, but can give us a new life.
Bartimaeus not only was healed of blindness, but he started to follow Jesus. He became a disciple. Bartimaeus had a new life with a new direction. As we grow in Christ, as our faith grows, we get the courage to do things and go places and try things we would never do. We also gain in strength in our knowledge of who Christ is in our lives. When you are that close to Christ, when you really understand His power, you will desire to follow Him no matter where he goes.

"Go," said Jesus, "your faith has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
— Mark 10:52

Do you need healing today? Do you have spiritual blindness? Is God trying to get your attention? Aren't you tired of spinning? Of going nowhere? Stand up, shout to the Lord, throw off your cloak and tell Him what you need, what you want to change, and then take the next step and follow through on your part by following Him.

Get ready. He's just about to pass by you. Can you hear His steps?


Kris Swiatocho is the President and Director of TheSinglesNetwork.org Ministries and FromHisHands.com Ministries.  Kris has served in ministry in various capacities for the last 20 years. An accomplished trainer and mentor, Kris has a heart to reach and grow leaders so they will in turn reach and grow others. She is currently working on her third Bible study, From the Manger to the Cross:  The Men in Jesus' Life.  Her second Bible study, From the Manger to the Cross:  The Women in Jesus' Life, was published last fall and is available on her websites.  Her first book, Singles and Relationships: A 31-Day Experiment, was co-authored with Dick Purnell of Single Life Resources.

TheSinglesNetwork.org Ministries  helps churches, pastors and single adult leaders evaluate, develop and support their single adult ministries through high-energy speaking engagements, results-oriented consulting and training and leadership development conferences and seminars. Click here to request a FREE "How to Start a Single Adult Ministry" guide.  

FromHisHands.com Ministries
 is Kris's speaking ministry.  If you've ever heard her speak, you know that Kris is the kind of speaker who keeps the crowd captivated, shares great information and motivates people to make a difference in the lives of those around them!  She speaks to all church audiences on everything from "first impression" ministry to women's topics to singles and young adults.  She can speak on a Sunday morning, at a woman's retreat or for a single adults conference.  Bring Kris to your church today!

Singles and Relationships by Kris Swiatocho and Dick Purnell
Many singles are Christians who wonder if God will ever bring a mate their way or if they should just stop focusing on a future with a marriage partner and live the single life to the fullest.  Kris Swiatocho and Dick Purnell offer solid biblical answers for singles in this newest title in Dick's popular 31-Day Experiment Bible study.