Day 3: Faith
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
In the story of Luke, we see two categories of people; the centurion who knew what Jesus could do physically or by remote (sending just His word) and the teachers of the law who had a sense of worthiness and entitlement.
We notice how they explained to Jesus that the centurion actually deserved the help for he had many good things for them including building the synagogue. But the centurion implored them to let Jesus keep away from his house but ONLY say a word and his servant would be healed. Jesus remarked that he hadn’t seen such faith before.
Almighty God and Savior, thank you for the opportunity of being called your children by grace. In our unworthiness, you still call us to come as we are and put our faith in you for you are the never failing God.
Father, we choose to believe that the impossible is where you begin. We believe for the supernatural in every area of our lives, friendships and our community. God you are greater than anything we face. We refuse to fix our eyes on the obstacle and on the enemy but instead look up to you.
Lord, forgive us when we behave with entitlement before you, we know that our hope in you does not disappoint us because you are faithful in all your ways.
Heal us as we pray and let your word dwell richly in our hearts in Jesus’ mighty name we pray, Amen!
How will Jesus show up in my day today?
Do I have the eyes and ears to see and hear the wonders of his love and mercy?
How will I experience his grace? Will I see something miraculous? Something hope-filled that will transform me?