Friday, September 24, 2010

2010 September 24 - Morning Manna

And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour (Matthew 8:5-13).

Today's Morsel: Do you have the faith and trust in Jesus that when you ask Him for something and He tells you to go your way, that you believe what you asked of Him will happen; or do you find yourself pouting because it isn't happening in the time and way that you wanted it to take place? The writer of Hebrews tells us, "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him"(Hebrews 11:6). In other words, if you go to God and ask Him for anything, you have to believe it and go about your business, trusting Him to work on your behalf. Paul said, " For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God" (Romans 8:24-27). The Centurion said to Jesus, "Just speak the word and my servant shall be healed." He was a man of faith. He believed that whatever Jesus said, it was going to happen. Can you extend your faith to that range? That no matter what you ask Jesus to do, if it's according to His will, when He speaks, it will happen? We must remember that faith without works is dead. Always remember that Jesus said, "All things are possible to him that can believe."

Sing: Faith can move mountains. Mountains of fear and of doubt. Faith can move mountains, so why don't you try your faith out!

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