Jesus challenges me. Am I ready?
- Jesus shows me the way. The miracles of Jesus show me what God can do.
- Jesus challenges me to do the same. I must have faith. It doesn’t have to be large, my faith can be small.
- I must lay ahold of God. God is ready. Am I? It is not about me. It is about God. That is all I need to know and I do know it.
Early the next morning Jesus was returning to the city. He was hungry. Seeing a lone fig tree alongside the road, he approached it anticipating a breakfast of figs. When he got to the tree, there was nothing but fig leaves. He said, “No more figs from this tree—ever!” The fig tree withered on the spot, a dry stick. The disciples saw it happen. They rubbed their eyes, saying, “Did we really see this? A leafy tree one minute, a dry stick the next?”
But Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Yes—and if you embrace this kingdom life and don’t doubt God, you’ll not only do minor feats like I did to the fig tree, but also triumph over huge obstacles. This mountain, for instance, you’ll tell, ‘Go jump in the lake,’ and it will jump. Absolutely everything, ranging from small to large, as you make it a part of your believing prayer, gets included as you lay hold of God.”
Source: Matthew 21:18-22