Pearls of Wisdom - Unwavering Faith
Chosen by God!
“Soon the house where he was staying was so packed with visitors that there was no more room, even outside the door. While he was preaching God’s word to them, 3 four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a mat. 4 They couldn’t bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, so they dug a hole through the roof above his head. Then they lowered the man on his mat, right down in front of Jesus. 5 Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.” (Mark 2:2-5 NLT)
Those friends were not allowing any obstacles block their way in getting their friend to Jesus. They persistently and creatively found a way to Jesus. (Not sure I would have put a hole in someone’s roof but this speaks to their desperation and desire.) They were determined for their friend to see Jesus and be healed.
Jesus “seeing” their faith and acknowledged it by healing their friend.
This passage brings questions to reflect on about faith:
What am I doing to make sure people hear about Jesus?
Who am I bringing to Jesus regardless of the cost?
Am I determined to see people healed and their lives transformed?
Am I persistent and creative in sharing Jesus with others?
Does Jesus “SEE” my faith?
Persistent, determined, steadfast, creative faith gets Jesus’ attention and He will respond.
Lord, give me faith that doesn’t give up in the face of obstacles. Give me faith You “see” and respond to. As I read your Word, study it, and respond in obedience to it increase my faith capacity.
Lord, I want to be like Peter and get out of the boat and come to You no matter what is going on around me. Help me to keep my eyes on You, at all times so my faith will not waver. Thank You Abba Father. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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