“Do you believe that I am able to do this?”

“When he entered the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”  Matt 9:28

On a morning when my faith is wavering, coming off of a day a fight off belief, you put this verse in front of me.  Reading this verse in Utmost 4 years ago shifted my journey.  I still remember where we were on the highway when my buddy reached in the back of his vehicle, grabbed the book and said, “Have you read Utmost today?”  I must have read it 10 times in a row, the last few times aloud so that we could both take it in.  Ever since then You have been pointing me toward belief.  Before this morning I haven’t payed close attention to the order of things in this verse.  You asked the question first, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” and waited for a reply.  The 2 blind men replied, “Yes Lord”  and THEN You said, “”It shall be done to you because of your belief.”  Man we miss that.  Jesus allows for our belief to dictate the outcome of our lives.  That is scary, but this verse, and many others I have found since this one, tell us this is true.  “Shawn, do you believe, really?  I know you want to, but do you?”  Yes Lord!  “It shall be done according to your belief.”

Prayer:  Lord, I have a lot of “this’s” in my life.  There are a lot of “this’s” that come up each day.  I belive that you can do this!  You are the God who comes, who has come and who continues to come.  Glory to you.  Amen

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