Jerry Savelle’s Devotional For Today 25th August, 2018
Theme – HE IS ABLE
When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord” (Matthew 9:27-28 NKVJ).
People often wonder if it is God’s will to heal. The only source of truth we have on this or any other matter is the Word of God. Throughout the gospels we see time and time again that everywhere Jesus went in His earthly ministry, He healed and delivered people. Clearly, it is God’s will to heal all who come to Him.
One thing we need to understand about healing is this: just because healing is God’s will doesn’t mean it comes to us automatically. Notice in the story from Matthew 9 that when the blind men came to Jesus, He turned the responsibility for their healing over to them. When He asked, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”, He was in essence getting them to draw upon their faith.
We know “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of thing not seen” (Hebrews 11:1 NKJV). On numerous occasions when Jesus healed someone He was quoted as saying, “Your faith has made you whole.” Our faith is a substance, an essential ingredient for miracles.
There is no doubt that it was God’s will that the two blind men be healed. But in order for them to experience the miracle they desired, they had to take the responsibility for the manifestation of the miracle by exercising their faith.
Jesus is asking the same thing of you and me in this day and hour. If we are gong to see the extraordinary become the norm in our lives, then we must be responsible for exercising our faith, expecting God’s Word to come to pass in our lives. After all, the Word says He “is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20 KJV).
Confession: Lord Jesus, I believe you are able to work miracles in my life today just as you did for others in your earthly ministry. I draw upon the power of faith that is within me, and I declare victory in my situation because you are able!
Author: Jerry Savelle