Believe a little more

Release your faith!

This is the only human part.

If you can do anything, take pity on us and help us, says the father of a boy tormented by a demon.

‘If you can’? replies Jesus. Everything is possible for him who believes.

To this light rebuke for lack of faith, the father quickly and wisely reacts: I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief! Mark 9:22-24 (NIV and paraphrase).

Pursue faith

The man is teetering on the brink of success or failure, healing or continued sickness. The great challenge for him — his only participation in the arrangement since God is going to do all the rest — is to believe just a little bit more.

We have little to do as Christians. We do nothing but accept Jesus to be saved; we don’t earn it by good works. We do nothing but pray to receive miracles. We don’t earn them.

Just a drop more of faith

Virtually our only effort is to muster faith, to stir ourselves up to belief, to convince ourselves that God’s word is right and our reality is wrong. More faith.

This is the only human part. Because the other part — the actual performing of the miracle — that’s God part. Can I believe just a little bit more today?

12 responses to “Believe a little more

  1. Both beautiful and encouraging! Thank you.
    Blessings to you & your family ~ Wendy

  2. I love This Post. It was inspirational. Thanks!

  3. Having faith back then was hard too I guess, I think some people are just afraid to put their faith in god, something they don’t see or understand, and can’t explain, to put your faith in that sounds crazy to some people, so they just don’t try, and miss out on a lot of great things in life…

  4. Planting Potatoes

    amen…..why do we make so much out of grace…as if we could ever do anything to add to it?

  5. Dear Pastor Mike, thank you for stopping by my blog Kick Fear Now today. I am glad you did because it has led me to your and one thing I can come away with is that God want me to pray more and grow that mustard seed faith of mine. Your testimonies are just more reminders that God does not want us to be satisfied with just the crumbs. Thank you.

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post on the Very Inspiring Blog Award. I have lots of recipes, some financial helps if you check out my thift shopping section, and economical foods as well as healthy and not so healthy options.

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