In Faith...Trust Jesus has Given You EVERYTHING You Need!
Matthew 21:20-22 New International Version (NIV)
20 When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” they asked. 21 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Wed. September 2 - Matthew 21:20-22 Most people are tempted by this passage to think of faith as a substance, as if getting more faith will give them special power to kill fig trees and move mountains. Not true. Faith is trust in someone else’s power to do what they promised to do. Like raising people from the dead! Jesus did not come to give you powers and abilities like a comic book hero. You will not turn into The Incredible Hulk if you can
somehow get “more faith.” Instead, faith is the trust that God loves us, will always
forgive us, and will raise us to new life. In faith, you can pray to God that the “fig
tree” you have placed your hope in will wither and die and… God will do it. You can
pray that the mountain that stands between you and God will be removed and sunk
in the ocean. God will do that, too. He will do it so that the only thing left standing is
the cross and the empty tomb where Jesus has given you everything you need.