Monday, April 22, 2019

Increase our faith!

Luke 17 verse 5 days "The Apostles said "Increase our faith!"

Then Jesus in the next verse "And the Lord said, "If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and be planted in the sea'; and it would obey you."

A few verses later Jesus heals 10 leprous
Men on their faith alone.

He didn't touch them.  He was at a distance.  He commanded and they did.

It's interesting that Jesus notes that of all who returned to praise God it wasn't any that were Jews.

The Apostles asked and an example was given.  Jesus said that the Jews seek for a sign.  Yet it wasn't the Jews who returned to praise God. 

We have seen things happen in our lives that can only be explained through the faith we have in Jesus.

We have been in need and our prayers were answered in ways that cannot be explained by any other means.

We were in the far northern part of Ohio, over 2 hours away from a home we were responsible for and were told that the gutters had fallen off.  We tried to locate someone by way of long distance calls but hadn't been able.  Prayers went up.

We knew neighbors who were also looking for us. When we had heard nothing, we were going to try to come down to try to fix it. We called them and were told they were already fixed. They thought we had went ahead and got someone to fix them. We told them no. So they checked further and discovered that a company indeed was in the area to fix gutters on a house and had done the wrong house. Ours!  We tried to find the company to do the right thing and pay but couldn't find them.
The interesting part was the slogan of the company.  "Doing awesome jobs for an awesome God".

Mark 11:24 ""Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you."

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