Tuesday, August 23, 2005
FAITH AT WORK
One day Jesus was teaching the people and many came from miles around as Jesus had the power to heal people. Some men with a paralyzed man came and tried to bring him in, but they couldn't get in so they went to the roof and lowered him down through the ceiling.
These men did what any of us would do for a friend. They took risks and got their friend to someone who could help him. This is what faith does. It gives us the strength we might not usually have to do things beyond what we would normally do.
Faith does the unexpected and FAITH gets God's attention
Jesus not only healed this man's body, but healed his soul by forgiving his sins. God knows that the body is only temporary, but what is inside a person lasts forever.
When we look at people we often look at the outward appearance. Our concern should be with what is inside. Just as when others look at us, do they see a fashion statement or someone that is loving and caring.
May we always seek God and demonstrate our faith in Him.
So I tell you to believe that you have received the things you ask for in prayer, and God will give them to you.
'On Ya' - ma