Simple Faith Is All It Takes
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”Jesus asked, 'Will you never believe in Me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?”
🗣💭Have you ever asked God for a sign? For some proof of his promise? When you feel so uncertain that you long for a signal, some substantiation, that His Word will come through? Sometimes in these situations, God deliberately leaves us hanging on hope. Sometimes his whisper is simple, "Believe."🙌
💧🍷 Surely that's how the government official felt, in this passage. No doubt, he had heard about Jesus turning water into wine in the same town. So he walked a full day's journey to beg for a miracle of his own. His son's health was steadily declining, and he was close to death. He asked Jesus to come back to Capernaum to heal his son. But Jesus looked at the crowd and saw limited faith - a faith that wouldn't believe that He was the Messiah unless they saw a miracle with their own eyes. Jesus responded, "You people won't believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders." Again, the man pleaded for Jesus to come. So Jesus put his faith to the test saying, "I won't come to your home. I won't lay my hands on him. There won't be any bells or whistles, or any horns blowing. But if you go home with simple faith, your boy will live." The man had to make a decision. He had to make the difficult choice between insisting on evidence or walking all the way home exercising faith with no proof! Jesus required simple faith.🚶♂️
This text holds a very valuable lesson for us. When the official returned home in faith, the boy was healed. He didn't get what he was after, but got what he needed. He learned to stand on the Word of God alone. He didn't need Jesus to go home with him because His presence was in the promise! He didn't need to insist on evidence because Jesus' power was in the very words He had spoken. When God speaks, it is enough! When God speaks, our miracle has already taken place! We just need simple faith. 🙏
🗺 God will be so much more to you when you walk towards your destination, even with no road map, clinging only to what He has told you. He will become your sufficiency. But He won't always speak bold words. Sometimes it will just be simple words like: "It's going to be alright." Simple words like: "My grace is sufficient." Simple words like: "Ask and you shall receive." God is calling you to simple faith. Simple faith can bring big blessings! Simple faith can deliver big healings! Simple faith can open big doors! Jesus says simple faith is all it takes.🚪
Reflective Minute ⏳
Take a minute and remember how big your God is. Remember how faithful He has been. Consider all the things you are hoping for and choose simple faith.
Meditative Minute 🙌
Faith is confidence in what you hope for.
Prayer Minute 🙏
Father God, I remember Your faithfulness. Today I declare I will not insist on signs and confirmations, but I will stand confidently on Your word. May the simple faith in my heart be pleasing to you. May Your will be accomplished in my life. In Jesus' name, amen.
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