Scripture: Mark 6.
Mark 6:5-6 (NLT)
5 And because of their unbelief, he couldn’t do any mighty miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal them.
6 And he was amazed at their unbelief. Then Jesus went from village to village, teaching the people.
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)
I wonder what Jesus is saying about our faith today? Yes, I mean those of us that have accepted Him as Lord; that attend church regularly; that pray daily. Now wait just a minute you might say to those comments, why else would I go through the motions every day? Friends, I believe that if we stop for a moment and really think about the doubt that we really show when we seek God’s face in prayer about a health problem, but then we go on to great lengths to seek doctor’s advice, or perhaps the special prayer of an evangelist who we have been told really has success in his healing services. What happened to the prayer that you and a fellow Christian had together? Not effective enough? Not enough faith between the two of you? Unfortunately these are questions we must ask ourselves when we go to God in prayer. Are we asking with enough faith and confidence that we can walk away believing that it will be done? Or are we filled with so much doubt that Jesus might move on to the next town as He did in Mark 6:6? I have a gut feeling that if Jesus would audibly speak to many of our churches today, He would probably first say “O ye of little faith”. Friends, this same Jesus whose death and miraculous resurrection we celebrate at Easter time, is the one we question in our faith when we doubt His healing power. Really no reason for us to do that, right?
(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)
Lord Jesus, please forgive me when I doubt. I have so much in Your Word to reassure me of your miraculous power and Your healing touch, yet I constantly question Your power to impact my life and the small issues that I bring before You. I know that I serve a Mighty God. I know that I serve an all-powerful God. I know that Your wisdom and Your abilities far exceeds any need that I could ever have, and because of Your love, I know that You are just waiting for me to ask in true humility and faith. There is nothing more that I need than to know You intimately and trust You completely. Thank You for humbling Yourself to impact even me. I love You Lord!
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