Do you Believe?

They heard Jesus and were amazed by His wisdom and power. But they did not believe (from Mark 6:2-6).

Being amazed is never enough. Do you believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God? By believing in him you will have life by the power of his name (John 20:31).

How A Disappointing Answer Can Grow Your Faith.

We pray. God does what we think He will. We pray about something else. God does not do what we think He will.

We choose to believe that in all things God works for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28).

Our faith grows because faith is . . . being certain of what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1).

What I learned about Prayer from Tessa Afshar’s The Way Home – 5

“God isn’t scrambling to come up with some kind of scheme to meet our latest crisis. . . . His plans have long since been laid. They are secure. And they have you in mind.”*

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).

Remember these truths as you pray.

*Tessa Afshar, The Way Home, p.167.

A Well-Timed Rainbow

On August 2, 2020, God put this rainbow in the sky over Chicago’s Lake Michigan.

Also on the weekend of August 2, 2020, 34 Chicagoans were shot, 9 fatally, one of whom was a 9 year old boy.*

God notices the violence in Chicago, just He noticed it in the days of Noah.

But God has said, “When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember my covenant with you. Never again will floodwaters destroy all life (from Genesis 9:15-16).”

Remembering God’s promise, we pray.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/03/34-shot-9-fatally-over-weekend-in-mayor-lightfoots-chicago/