The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10
Saturday, December 24, 2011
"1 Then He went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him. 2 And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, “Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands! 3Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they were offended at Him.4 But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” 5 Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them." Mark 6:1-5
After reading the scripture, most people will criticize those who doubted Jesus. But how many doubt Him now? How many people are walking around with unbelief in their hearts? Sadly, too many to count. In the scripture above, Jesus had the power to work miracles, but because of their unbelief, He did not perform many miracles for them.
Imagine your missed opportunities to witness miracles. Just think of all the miracles Jesus wants to perform in your life... right now. Most have faith in some areas of their life, but have unbelief in other areas. In fact, some of you believe Jesus will do mighty works for others, but for one reason or another, you do not think He will do them for you. This way of thinking does not move Jesus to work miracles on your behalf.
We are required to walk in faith. To receive miracles you will need to have faith and no doubt in your heart. How does a person have faith? How does one have belief? The answer is to develop a relationship with the Lord. A deep and close relationship with Jesus will build your faith in Him. In this close and personal relationship, you will experience His love. You will come to understand just how much Jesus loves you and that nothing is impossible with Him.
Expect to see miracles to happen to others. Expect to receive your miracle. Expect miracles everyday.