“And he (Jesus) could there do no MIGHTY WORK, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he (Jesus) marveled because of their UNBELIEF. …” (Mark 6:5-6).
When we read passages such as this, we are often tempted, and rightly so, to ask ourselves this question, “What mighty works am I forfeiting because of my unbelief?”
For those of us who have known the Lord for a while, we have read enough Bible and heard enough Bible teaching and preaching to know that God has a purpose and plan for our lives and that He is willing and wanting to use us in a mighty way – to do a mighty work!
JOHN 14:12, Verily, verily, I say uno you, He that believeth on Me, the works that i do shall He do also; and GREATER WORKS than these shall he do; because i go unto My Father.”
JEREMIAH 33:3, “Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and she thee GREAT AND MIGHTY THINGS, which thou knows not.”
Someone has said, “A God-sized dream will always be beyond your ability, beyond your resources. Unless God does it, it cannot be done! But that’s how God gets the glory. If your dream doesn’t scare you, it’s too small. It also falls short of God’s glory by not giving Him an opportunity to show up and show off His power.”
God is in the business of showing up and showing off!
Yet, it is often OUR UNBELIEF that limits God from doing what He wants to do, and is willing to do, in our lives and ministries. Yes, God is always able, and far more often than not, He is willing to do a MIGHTY WORK IN US and THROUGH US, but OUR UNBELIEF short circuits what he desires to do.
God wants to do something that is not simply ordinary, but extraordinary; something that is not just natural, but supernatural, both in and through our lives right where we are, and for many of us, He wants to take us places we never dreamed of to do works we never thought of, but we have to believe that He does and act upon that belief!
If I remember correctly the first sermon I ever heard in Bible college was a message called “Believe God.” Brothers and sisters that message is huge for us today. Just Believe God!