Discover the key to unlocking God's power in your life in this excerpt from Pray Big for Your Life.
Posted in , Apr 20, 2016
Matthew 13 records what I believe is one of the saddest verses in the Bible. Jesus had spent a frustrating few days in his hometown of Nazareth, and “he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith” (v. 58). There is an obvious relationship between faith and God’s willingness to work miraculously.
The verse doesn’t say that Jesus couldn’t do miracles in Nazareth; it says he didn’t do miracles there. It seems that God doesn’t feel obligated to work where his power is doubted.
Faith is the key that unlocks the treasury of God’s unlimited resources. It paves the way for the presence and anointing of God. The relationship between faith and God’s power is simple: if one is not there, you won’t ﬁnd the other either. But the reverse is true as well.
God is ready and willing to work in miraculous ways wherever faith resides. Had the people of Nazareth not doubted Christ, the verse could just as easily have read, “Jesus did many miracles there because of their great faith.” What a diﬀerence faith makes! If you want your life to be a place where God’s power resides, then you want him to ﬁnd faith residing in you.
Pray for great faith. Pray that your belief in the presence and power of God would be a conduit for his supernatural work in and through you.