“As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, ‘Do not be afraid; only believe.” Mark 5:36

The unrenewed mind is always waging war against unbelief. That is how we find ourselves confessing faith in the Word but denying it in action. The truth is we cannot figure out God with our natural mind. We should stop trying to believe God; faith is natural, spontaneous. When you see the work of God around you, when you look at what God has done in your life, spontaneously you believe because of who He is. To truly believe, your mind needs to be renewed by God’s Word.

What are you facing today? Are you battling fear, doubt, anger, depression, temptation? We have no other refuge than this command of Jesus, ‘Only believe’. Some human plan, or your mind – what you are seeing around you, the situation, the environment may come between you and God’s Word but rest upon what God says: “If you can believe, all things are possible.” (Mark 9:23).

The question is: Whom do we believe? If I believe you, it is different from believing in God. He is not a man; God is Spirit. With the heart, we believe that Jesus is our righteousness. Faith is not a creation of the senses, reason or intellect but of the human spirit. In your heart, you believe.

If you can believe, worry and anxiety vanish. Whenever we truly believe, our hearts will be at rest. If our hearts are uneasy and restless, if we are afraid of this and that, it shows that we have not yet believed.

So, day by day, let God’s Word renew your mind and His Spirit renew your strength, because we have no other refuge than this command of Jesus, “Only believe!”

HE WILL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU HAVE NOT ASKED

“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked.” 1 Kings 3:11-12
God was pleased that Solomon requested divine wisdom to carry out his God-given assignment instead of earthly riches or fame, and blessed him more than he could imagine.
In the same way, God tests our hearts to reward us, to see what we truly seek.”

WRITTEN IN HEAVEN

“However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20
When the seventy-two disciples returned with joy from their mission, Jesus warned them that the source of their joy should come not from the visible results of the Spirit’s power, but the Holy Spirit Himself, who has sealed for Christ, and written our name in Heaven.”

REVIVE ME

“As long as you have the gift of life, make sure your spirit is revived and this is something only the Spirit of God can do through His Word, which is spirit and life (John 6:63).

* Oh Holy Spirit, breath of God, breathe in me the breath of God!
* Oh Holy Spirit, through whom all things were created, create in me a new life, a new beginning!.”