I haven't been making much progress with my weight loss lately, so I prayed (again!) for God's help.
He reminded me (again!) to consider the passage where unbelief hindered Christ's ability to do miracles in his home town of Nazareth.
Mark 6:5-6a – Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief. (NKJV)
Then I heard a television evangelist's sermon on the topic. Whew. When I read a devotional that I had started about Judas, the traitor of Christ, I finally got the message. I had written something like this:
- I want to yell at this failing disciple, "Hey, Jude! What are you thinking? Get back on track! It is not too late!"
And I wish that someone would yell, "Hey, Brenda!" at me, when I am slipping into the muddy path that leads me away from Jesus.
Judas finally saw how wrong he had been. It wasn't too late for him to repent, and yet Judas continued his journey of self-destruction.
God grabbed my attention today. I pray that He also grabs yours.
Prayer: Lord, forgive our foolish ways of disobedience. Thank You for pointing out our failures and helping us to overcome them. We are forever grateful. Amen.