Monday: 21st May, 2018
Reference text: Mark 9:14-29
Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
In today’s text, there were signals going all over that the evil spirit wanted Jesus to notice the influence it had over the young boy , but Jesus appeared to be totally unaware of what was going on with the boy as he spoke to his father. The reality was He ignored all those signs that would cause others to be in panic mode or state of fright because fear and faith, cannot coexist – the presence of one of them at any particular moment, often implies the absence of the other.
Jesus goes further to make a very profound statement to the effect that: ‘Everything is possible for anyone who has faith’- two big umbrella words: ‘everything’ and ‘anyone’. My dear, for us to truly live in faith, often, we have to see beyond the obvious signs because we cannot limit faith to the realms of the natural and visible, that is finite human thinking and it does not work.
Most of the time, we behave just like the crowd who after seeing Jesus cast out the evil spirit and the boy lying motionless on the ground, boldly came to the most obvious conclusion: ‘he is dead’ ; because that is what all the signs indicated. However, Jesus took him by hand and helped him stand to his feet.
Sweetheart , without faith, our walk with God will be near impossible because he does not always show us the full picture when we have to take a step forward- almost seeming like a step taken into the unknown. But, if we begin to journey with Him looking through the lens of faith, oh what a glorious journey we will have! A journey on which everything is possible to us, not because we have faith in anything; but because our faith has found a resting place in God himself.
Remember # faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrew 11:1)