MUSINGS – November 13, 2018


Mark 11:12-14
The next day, when they left Bethany, Jesus became hungry. In the distance he saw a fig tree with leaves. He went to see if he could find any figs on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves because it wasn’t the season for figs. Then he said to the tree, “No one will ever eat fruit from you again!” His disciples heard this.

Mark 11:20-24
While Jesus and his disciples were walking early in the morning, they saw that the fig tree had dried up. Peter remembered what Jesus had said, so he said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has dried up.” Jesus said to them, “Have faith in God! I can guarantee this truth: This is what will be done for someone who doesn’t doubt but believes what he says will happen: He can say to lthis mountain, ‘Be uprooted and thrown into the sea,’ and it will be done for him. That’s why I tell you to have faith that you have already received whatever you pray for, and it will be yours.

I believe in the power of prayer to perform miracles. I believe that the Holy Spirit can and does intercede on our behalf when we ask, believing without doubt. I also strongly believe that we need to put legs to our prayers.

As I drive through the Texas Hill country, I see places where mountains have been moved by belief. Huge amounts of rock have been cut away to make way for a road. Yes it is true that it was moved by muscle and machine and not done a mystical force, but those who made it happen believed without doubt that a highway could be placed there.

Read the story of Gideon* and see how good answered Gideon’s prayer by putting him to work.

Powerful prayers are energized by belief and action.

*Judges 6:11-8:32

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