WEDNESDAY 20TH JAN., 2016
TOPIC: YOU MUST EXERCISE FAITH
TEXT: Mark 6:5-6 “Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.”
One outstanding aspect of God is that ; He answers prayer in a manner directly related to our level of faith. ‘According to your faith be it unto you’ (Matthew 9:29 KJV). Yet sometimes in spite of our doubts and human reasoning, He comes through for us anyway. The believers praying for Peter’s release from prison were amazed when he suddenly appeared on their doorstep (Acts 12).. When Jesus returned to His home town and began to teach in the local synagogue, the people were amazed by His wisdom because He lacked formal education and credentials they wrote Him off as ‘just a carpenter’ (Mark 6:3). Note the result; ‘because of their unbelief, He couldn’t do any miracles among them except to place His hands on a few sick people and healed them.’ Question: How often does your unbelief tie God’s hands? The truth is: a) Sometimes our doubt is so huge that we don’t expect Him to answer at all; b) We do not pray with confidence; c) We don’t prepare ourselves for what He wants to do for us. You can’t ask and thank God for forgiveness, then continue to live under condemnation over sins He has put under the blood. Or pray about your financial situation, then worry yourself sick about how He’s going to meet your needs.
You can choose to live by your feelings, or in a way that reflects total trust in God. The Bible says, ‘Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He…is a rewarder’ (Hebrews 11:6 NKJV). So you must exercise faith.- total dependence on God and His word-His character is embedded in His Word like the – Siamese Twins.
MEDITATION: Heb 11:3, Acts 24:14
STUDY THE BIBLE
LK 15/GEN 27:1-45/PSALM 20