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

Friday, August 16, 2024

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Then Jesus said to the disciples, "Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, 'May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart."
— Mark 11:22-23 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus did a spectacular miracle in withering the fig tree with his command (Mark 11:12-14, 20-21). Now, Jesus wants his 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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Illustration of Mark 11:22-23 NLT —  But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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