Mark 10:46-11:26, Proverbs 5:1-6:19


If we take seriously the task of meeting Jesus and His words in faith before the potential buffers of Christian books, commentaries, reflections, and even pastor's blogs we will face periodic discomfort. Consider Jesus' bald words, “Have faith in God,…Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them” (Mark 11:22-23). Before we throw out all of our caveats about asking for things in the Lord's name, that is according to the character and will of God, let us be moved by Jesus' point here. God wills to do the impossible through the faith of Jesus' followers. Yes it is true, we are to pray according to God's will, but before we say that, let's just remember that God's will is that we have robust trust in our King's strength and majesty. We are to believe God can do the unbelievable. We are to live with expectation that God will fulfill promises unexplainable by mere cause and effect. Today, may that truth call us to greater faith in the God who throw the mountains into the sea.