It’s a beautiful picture of a father coming to Jesus in a place of need over his child. Imagine the conversation so charged with emotion that tears are streaming down this father’s cheeks as he exclaims, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” It is as if he suddenly comes to a realization that his faith is tethered to his legacy with eternal implications. Read the story below and I’d like to point out a critical variable to you as leaders after that:
Mark 9:23-29 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!”
26 Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.”
27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
28 And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?”
29 So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.” NKJV
Fasting increases our faith positioning us in a posture of being more intentionally aware of God’s abilities in our situations. On Thursdays I have invited our Staff and Elders to fast. I’d like to extend an invitation and awaken an appetite for the greater things of God. Will you join me? Let’s purpose at least one meal on Thursdays where we break away to pray and listen to the voice of God.
2 Cor 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.