I want to share portions of two devotionals for today. The first is from "My Utmost For His Highest" by Oswald Chambers:
Believest thou this? —John 11:26
Martha believed in the power at the disposal of Jesus Christ, she believed that if He had been present He could have healed her brother; she also believed that Jesus had a peculiar intimacy with God and that whatever He asked of God, God would do; but she needed a closer personal intimacy with Jesus. Martha’s programme of belief had its fulfilment in the future; Jesus led her on until her belief became a personal possession, and then slowly emerged into a particular inheritance— “Yea, Lord, I believe that Thou art the Christ. . . ”
This took place when Mary and Martha's brother, Lazarus, had died. Martha believed in Jesus enough to realize that Jesus could have saved her brother from dying IF He had only been there in time. Her trust and confidence in what Jesus could do was about to increase exponentially! Unless you and I continue diligently in the Word of God, we will put limits on what God can do in our lives, too! Even though Jesus said THIS in John 14:12:
12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. AMP
How do we get to the point in faith where we believe, without limits, that ALL THINGS are possible with God (Mark 10:27) AND for those who believe (Mark 9:23)? We MUST be diligent in the Word of God! Here is Jerry Savelle's devotional for today:
AMEN! The only limits to your faith are the limits you put on it! Determine today to put the Word of God as your first priority and your final authority! Remember, Faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17), and faith grows by continuing top hear and hear and hear! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "Like Incense - Sometimes By Step":
Shalom in Him!