What Jesus Did! 'Believe It!' — Mark 11:22-23

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Jesus answered, "Have faith in God. I tell you the truth. You can say to this mountain, 'Go, mountain, fall into the sea.' And if you have no doubts in your mind and believe that the thing you say will happen, then God will do it for you."
— Mark 11:22-23 NLT
Illustration of Mark 11:22-23 NLT — ' And if you have no doubts in your mind and believe that the thing you say will happen, then God will do it for you.

Key Thought

Jesus had done a spectacular nature miracle in withering the fig tree with his command (Mark 11:12-21). Jesus wants his closest followers to understand that they can do amazing things too, if they will truly believe. Bottom line: Jesus wants us to pursue his will without thought of limitations and without fear of asking too much. "Have faith!" our Lord tells us, "and ask without doubt." Let's do these things!

Today's Prayer

O Father, today I want to ask you for something that does not seem possible. I know this cannot be accomplished without your power and blessing. So I ask this of you in the name of Jesus my Lord ... (Please share with the Father your personal faith request.) Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Ephesians 3:14-21
  • John 14:12-14
  • James 1:5-8

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.