Strengthen your faith – Prayer for August 27. Praise the Lord, everybody! Today, I have a couple of questions to start with. How strong is your faith? And would you let someone spit in your eye?
Bible Verse for Today
“And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.” (Mark 8:23)
Blind or sighted, it takes a particular type of Faith to allow someone to spit in your eye and call it healing. To make matters worse, after He gave him the first “treatment,” the man still could not see! Yet he allows Him to rub more spit in his eyes.
Verse 24+25 tells us the results of the man’s faith, “And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that, he put his hands again upon his eyes and made him look up: and he was restored and saw every man clearly.”
The man may not have known who Jesus was as far as His deity was concerned, but he had enough faith in a man he heard could heal him of his affliction. How many times have we believers blown our healings and blessings because we wanted to control how God would heal or bless us?
How many of us would let our Pastor or Church Elder anoint us with his saliva or “spit” today to obtain our healing? Most likely, we would run out of the door, go home, and get on Facebook or Twitter and tell everybody how the Pastor or Elder has lost their minds; meanwhile, our pains and afflictions would continue. If Jesus himself came down to heal us personally, I believe some still would not believe, and we know who He is.
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The blind man did not truly know who Jesus was and is, but we have no excuse. Suppose you read the Bible; you know that God does not think like man; his thoughts are not our thoughts. We must stop trying to assist God with His work. The blind man did not question God. He could have said, “Is that spit you’re about to put in my eye? You sure you want to do that? Why can’t you use water?” but he trusted Jesus that He knew what He was doing.
Today’s believer has too many worldly options when something goes wrong. We run here and there, looking for help and answers, always turning to God as a last resort.
God wants us to trust Him to the point where even if He asks us to let him rub spit in our eyes, we will say, “Whatever you will, Lord.” Only the Lord can strengthen your faith. God bless you all.
Strengthen your Faith Prayer for Today
Father God, forgive us for our lapses in faith. Help us to trust in you in all things, for it was you who created all things. Lord, strengthen our faith! Let us not turn to created things for help but to the creator of all created things. We pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Also read: Prayer for August 26