Only a Few Miracles
Posted on December 06 2020
And so he did only a few miracles there because of their unbelief -Matthew 13:58
Today’s Encouragement: Don’t wait for miracles to happen to jumpstart your faith. It starts with just the slightest itch for a greater purpose in life. Don’t let the creator of your life pass by because of your unbelief. God’s promise is that if we seek His kingdom and righteousness first, He will supply us with our physical needs (Matthew 6:33). When we believe Him and act according to His promise, we see Him supply our needs (not our wants, but our needs) often in very unexpected ways and we rejoice. When we do not believe Him and seek our own kingdom first, we are left to our own devices. Our real needs are not met, and even material prosperity becomes hollow. We chase after happiness and never catch it which leaves us in despair, complaining, and possibly even depression.
When we believe God and follow through on His commands and directives, we gain His blessings. When we are controlled by our unbelief, we are left to ourselves and His blessings are withheld.
The evidence before those in Nazareth was clear and overwhelming. Jesus is the Messiah. But the evidence was unimportant to them for they were controlled by their sinful hearts of unbelief. What about you? We have presented the evidence here over and over again. Jesus is God in Human flesh who lived a sinless life, died in our place on the cross of Calvary as the substitute for our sins, then He was raised from the dead on the third day. He offers forgiveness to all who ask and will place their faith in Him alone. What is holding you back from either coming to Christ for salvation or living for Him as you should?
Have a hard time believing, but want to believe? It’s okay. Make a step in the right direction – listen to a Christian radio station, check out a sermon online, read an inspiring faith-based book.
Prayer: Almighty God, I praise You for Your power, presence, and purpose in my life. O Lord, please pour Your Spirit afresh on me. May Your resurrecting power shine forth in my life and the lives of my loved ones. In Jesus Christ’s Name, I pray, Amen.
Reflection: How does this passage encourage you today?