“He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. And he was amazed at their lack of faith.”
Mark 6: 5-6 (NIV)
This passage has always challenged me. Jesus could not do miracles in His own home town? Obviously in His own power, Jesus could have done any miracle He chose to, but that is not the way God the Father wants it to work. Our Father wants us to join Him in His work in this world. It is our faith and recognition of His love that works in tandem with His power. So when Jesus was faced with this crippling unbelief only a few were healed. What is shocking is that the people He grew up with should have known that Jesus was the Son of God. Instead their lack of faith was so bad that Jesus was completely amazed. Their unbelief shocked Him. But let’s not be too quick to judge. Is it possible that we too have taken Him for granted? Could it be that we too find ourself doubting His power? Oh, that our lack of faith would never cause surprise to the heart of God. Today, might we consider our own life. Let us examine our heart and ask God to birth in us a fresh wind, a new fire and an amazing faith.
Father, forgive me for my unbelief. Forgive me for my doubt. Forgive me for taking You for granted. Today birth in me a fresh wind, a new fire and an amazing faith in You.
CLICK HERE to send this to a friend
You can get this Daily Devotional sent to your e-mail as “Moment In the Word”. CLICK HERE to have this Daily E-votional sent to your e-mail
Do You Know What Your Spiritual Gifts Are?
Now You Can. CLICK HERE to Get your FREE Spiritual GIfts Test and Workbook
Do you want to know how to be a Child of God? CLICK HERE to find out how
Join us on TWITTER for our NEW DAILY PERSONALIZED BIBLE AFFIRMATION
We are doing a new devotional ministry you may be interested in. We already do MOMENT IN THE WORD a daily devotional.
Now we are going on Twitter featuring a daily Personalized Bible Affirmation taken from our own Personalized Bible Paraphrase. Each day you will find the verses inspirational and written in a way that helps you personally pray them. Go to twitter and follow us @ronovitt