Luke 5:20 (NIV)
20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
Do you know what moves God? Despite what people might think, God is not moved by complaining and self-pity. He is not even moved by our own personal needs or agendas. Yes God is concerned about our needs and He wants to meet our needs, but we have to do our part and invite Him to work in our lives. The best way to do this is by exercising our faith.
When Jesus walked the earth, He would often make some remark about a person’s faith right before he healed whatever ailment they were experiencing. As we see in Luke 5:20, Jesus forgave the person after He saw their faith.
So the question we should be asking ourselves is: Is our faith evident to God?
When God sees us doing everything we can to get well; when He can see us getting to work a little earlier because we really want that promotion; when He sees us bite our tongues to keep the peace in our homes; when God see us help others when we really need more help than they do; when God sees our faith, that’s when extraordinary things will begin to happen in our lives.
Faith opens the door for God to move in our lives. So let’s all work on demonstrating our faith today and watch the hand of God move in every area of our lives.
God, thank You for all the gifts You give us. Thanks for giving us something that we can believe in. We know Your promises are good and You will never desert us. We choose today to exercise our faith and let the whole world see that we’re trusting You. Keep us close to You. Search our hearts and remove anything that is displeasing to You. Lord, bless us today in Your Son’s name. Amen.