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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
He was amazed at their lack of faith.
Jesus had just gone to his “Hometown” to minister help to the people, but all they could say was … “Isn’t this the Carpenter’s son?” With that one line they signaled that they preferred doubt over faith. Only a few people were healed in that moment because of their doubt surrounding their great needs. Jesus left his “Hometown” AMAZED. He was AMAZED at their “Lack of Faith.”
Never find yourself on the wrong end of amazing. In Matthew 8:10, Jesus was amazed at the “Great Faith” of the Roman Centurion. In fact, you could call it “Amazing Faith.” And because of his “Amazing Faith” his servant was healed. Here, however, Jesus is amazed at the lack of faith of his hometown friends. It must be the desire of every “Follower of Jesus” that we just keep believing. The enemy of our souls is skilled in stirring up doubt and unbelief. Those two negatives are rooted in fear and timidity. The Apostle Paul said in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self discipline.” I know you feel the same way as me. We don’t want to be known for an “Amazing Lack of Faith,” we want Jesus to say, “I’m amazed at your … Amazing Faith.”
I must admit … You have answered my prayers so many times that I have “Great Faith.” Only because You gave it to me! Amen