Friday, October 16, 2009

Thoughts for Today. . . .

My reading plan has me in Matthew right now. . .I am LOVING reading story after story about how the people brought him their sick. It just strikes me how much I limit God. I have a hard time even bringing him the sick places in me. . and so often try to get healthy without his help. .when He came FOR the sick.

Then, I came to this passage in Matthew 17
14When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him.15"Lord, have mercy on my son," he said. "He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him."

17"O unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me." 18Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment.

19Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"

20He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."[a]

It made me so sad for the disciples. I wonder how often the Lord has wanted to use me in His Kingdom but I didn't have enough faith. Man, I want to be SO sure of His goodness and His might that I participate in His Kingdom and don't miss these opportunities!!! I don't ever want to think that something is too big or hard. .don't ever want to neglect to see what He could do...I want to have faith. Oh Jesus expand my faith! I want to see mountains moved by HIM!!!!

How about you?


Lindsey said...

Brandi, I needed to be challenged today. Jesus~please shatter our ideas and replace them with yours. Nothing is too big or too complicated for YOU. Let us be presented with challenges and applaud when they are daunting, because when it happens, the only one who will be able to receive glory is YOU.

Love ya girl. And oh yeah, 7 days!

steffany said...

I needed to hear this.
Thanks Brandi.

Anonymous said...

I want to see mountains moved by him too!! Thanks for the reminder today! Love ya! Christie