SUMMARY: Faith factor
OVERVIEW: The chapter begins with Jesus amazed at the people’s lack of faith, but it concludes with people exhibiting abundant faith, running to Jesus for healing.
BIG IDEA: Amaze Jesus with your faith today.
KEY VERSE: Mark 6:4–6 (Jesus to Nazarenes)
Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family.” And because of their unbelief, he couldn’t do any miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal them. And he was amazed at their unbelief. Then Jesus went from village to village, teaching the people.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
There are miracles all around you. Most don’t realize it. They take the wonder of their existence for granted. Some appreciate the incredible things they see or experience but don’t recognize they all come from me. If you want to witness more miracles in your life, understand where they come from, and respond to me in faith. Look to me with your eyes wide open and stop being surprised. I am a God of miracles.
Amaze me with your faith. It is odd when people doubt me, especially considering all of the signs of my presence and my love for people. But I want you to grow in your faith every day. Speak with others about me. Pray for others in my name. As you step out in faith, taking significant, giant steps, you will experience a marvelous and unforgettable existence. I want to take you places and show you things that will inspire you more and more. Follow me.
God loves to do miracles so that people can recognize and experience him. Is there an area in your life where, deep down, you fear you don’t have faith that God will come through? Persistently pray every day this week, asking God to work in your life and to reveal that he is the source of all miracles.