Friday, February 19, 2021

Meditating on God's Word for Deeper Faith


Every year I choose a theme verse for daily meditation. In 2018, I chose Mark 9:23, and here's how it helped me have deeper faith.

Jesus was approached by a father whose son was demon-possessed. The demon was torturing the boy, and the father was desperate for help.

The father said, "Do something if you can."

Jesus replied, "What do you mean, 'If I can'?"

It's easy to look down on this man, but I think he was simply being more honest than most. Most of us secretly pray with that caveat, because we don't want to be disappointed if the answer is "No."

But Jesus told him with authority and certainty:

Anything is possible if a person believes." Mark 9:23 NLT

The year I chose that verse, God was calling me to deeper faith. Though I'd been a believer for a long time, God used the verse to challenge me. Each time I meditated on it, God posed the question, "Do you really BELIEVE in my promises?"

Within just a few weeks of meditating on Mark 9:23 each day, I saw my faith grow because God was testing it. Now, looking back on that year, I can see how God used that verse to grow my faith by leaps and bounds.

How is God calling you to deeper belief today? How might meditating on a verse like Mark 9:23 each day challenge you to deeper faith?

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