Friday, September 21, 2012

That Power That Works

Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens:
and thy glory above all the earth;
         (Psalms 108:5 (KJV)

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

Sarah overheard the Lord promise Abraham that she would have a son , and she skeptically laughed and asked , “I am old, will I surely have a child?” Then, she heard the Lord ask this question, “Is anything too hard for God?” (Gen. 18:9-14) That question reverberates down through the centuries of time and demands an answer from us. Do we believe that God can do anything, and that nothing is too hard for Him? Romans 10:8 says: The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart. An individual’s mouth expresses his/her faith in God, or lack thereof, by what comes from their heart—their inner core of belief. Our faith in God provides our answer to that age old question.

There is a scene in Matthew 9:27-29, that tells about two blind men who followed Jesus crying:” Son of David, have mercy on us,” Jesus asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this,” to which they replied, “Yes, Lord.” “Then, Jesus touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith be it unto you.” What they truly believed in their heart agreed with their mouth and they received their sight. Nothing is too hard for God, but He doesn’t waste his power on unbelieving people. Hebrews 11:6 says: But without faith it isimpossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

In Jeremiah 32:17 Jeremiah began his prayer with these words of faith: "Ye Lord God! behold, Thou hast made the heaven and the earth by Thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for Thee," (Jer.32:17). His faith in Almighty God delivered the Israelites from their enemies.

Praise: For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich..  (2 Corinthians 8:9 (KJV)

Promise: But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19 (KJV)

Prayer: Lord, I believe; help my unbelief (Mark 9:24).  Yes, Lord, help our unbelief so we can believe you in spite of the skepticism we hear expressed around us. Amen


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