Hello! Big news…we got our furniture last night! After two weeks of sleeping on an air mattress, sitting on the floor, eating out of paper bowls with plastic utensils, and no cooking items, I am a little bit excited about seeing our stuff all in one place again:) It came last night so everything is still in boxes, but thankfully I have all day to unpack.
I was reading in Mark this morning and this verse really stuck out to me…
“He (Jesus) could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. And he was amazed at their unbelief.”
Jesus and his disciples went into Nazareth to teach the people living there. However, when they arrived, Jesus was unable to preform miracles. At first when I read this I thought it was a little strange—I mean this is Jesus we’re talking about. He should be able to do anything at anytime. But then I took a closer look.
It’s not that Jesus wasn’t physically able to perform the miracles—he chose not to when the people did not believe. And since these people didn’t believe, he wasn’t able to perform miracles—due to their lack of faith, not his lack of ability. If only the people of Nazareth would have believed, Jesus would have been able to do far greater miracles.
I think the same sort of thing happens to us today. We pray for miracles and healings, but do we honestly, truly believe that those miracles will take place? Are we completely sincere—without a doubt?
I know that sometimes I find myself doubting God’s abilities when it comes to the miraculous in my own life. It’s not something that I am used to, so sometimes I find it hard to have faith in his supernatural power. I’m guessing some of you struggle with the same thoughts at times. But, think of it this way. How much more would God be able to do in and through us if we would just have a little more faith? I’m guessing it would be quite a bit. Don’t try and put a limit on God’s power in your life. Trust him. Believe. And allow him to work in and through you—I think you’ll be surprised what he is able to do.
Hope you all are having a great start to the week! I’m off to start unpacking.