Tag: Belief

The Grave Robber by:Mark Batterson

grave robber

Feb 18th, we’re starting a new small group
study about Miracles.

Do they still happen today?

If so, why are they not shouted from the rooftops,
on CNN, Fox News, ABC, CBS and NBC…yes and those
other “news” stations?

Why is it that we pray and pray and pray and seem
to get no results?

Why is it we have friends and relatives with degenerative
diseases, Cancer, Parkinson’s, Crones, MS, MD, etc.
and we don’t see improvements in them when we pray?

Or it seems to be that way….

That’s what our small group members were asking last
semester and wanted to study this upcoming semester.

Soooo, we hit the books and we hit our knees in prayer for
answers.

The Bible says, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD.

It says, WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST…

It says, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE FOR HIM THAT BELIEVES…

It says, GREATER THINGS WE’LL DO THAN JESUS (Jesus said that).

It says, HE SENT HIS WORD AND HEALED US….

The question Jesus the man at the pool is:
DO YOU WANT TO BE HEALED?

I suppose that’s the question we all want to say YES to,
so why do I have to have Knee replacement surgery next week?

Why do I still wear glasses?

Why do I still have hearing problems in my right ear when
I’ve had surgery on it TWICE!!!

Since we’ve started reading the book and the study guide my
Reticular Activating System has gone wild.

EVERYTHING I hear and see makes me think of miracles.

Yesterday morning Diane and I were discussing the book:

Diane:  “I need my coffee heated and God won’t heat up my coffee.”

Jerry: “Why Not?”

Diane: “It’s not important.”

Jerry: “Is that a prerequisite?  What determines importance –vs- FAITH?”

Doesn’t God care about the LITTLE things in life?

YES!!!

With BELIEF, ALL things are possible.

Here’s a familiar story and some verses about “all things”.

There was a young boy in the village that was having issues:

20So they brought him (to Jesus). When the spirit saw
Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion.
He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
21Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been |
like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. 22“It has
often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But
if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”

23“ ‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible
for one who believes.”
24Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed,
I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

Isn’t that the request we all have, “Help me
overcome my unbelief!”

Yes,,, we all want to believe we can do everything:
heal the sick, make the blind to see, the lame to walk!

Why are we not seeing these miracles every day?

Well as they say on the new channels, this is the tease
to get you to come back…..so stay tuned for more.

I’m trying to keep these blogs to around 500 words and
I’m already at 508…so to end this session I’m closing with:
Do you want to see miracles in your business?

Do you want to see miracles in your household?

Do you want to see miracles in the workplace?

In our churches… In our everyday life?

Do you want to be healed?

That’s what Jesus asked… so I’m asking too!

Do you want to be healed?

See you next time.
B-Blessed!

Jerry and Diane
JerryNDiane@NJoyFreedom.com