Bend your thinking a little
I’ve been thinking about something God told me a few weeks ago.
(Wait…you’re saying God talks to you???)
(Sure…He’s always talking…all we have to do is tune in and listen.)
Here’s what He said:
“Jesus never applied His faith for anyone’s miracle. He applied His faith to the fact that I [the Father] would never deny Him.”
Jesus never had to “believe” for all those people we read about in the Gospels to get healed. What He believed—where He focused His faith—was that His Father would never deny Him His request.
Let that bend your thinking a little.
I had never looked at this in that light before. The book of John tells us that we can ask the Father anything in the Name of Jesus and the Father will answer that request. But I guess I had never applied my faith to that actual statement before. That is to say that the Father will not deny any requset made in the Name of Jesus. It does bend my thinking a good bit. I've got to stop watching so many "Lost" episodes and do more reading and meditating of the Word.