Show Your Faith


Contributed by Brian Shifflett, Worship Pastor at Image Church

Our pastor has recently been challenging us to wrestle with a question; what has Jesus said to you lately?  Undoubtedly, we are only going to hear from Jesus if we are spending time in His Word and in prayer.  I would like to share what Jesus said to me while studying the Gospel according to Mark.  Mark chapter 2 inspired me to ask a question similar to the one our pastor has been asking.

According to Mark, when Jesus returned to Capernaum, many were gathered to hear Him preach the Word.  So many people were gathered and while there, four men resorted to lowering a paralytic through the roof so that Jesus may heal him.  Mark 2: 5 then says, “And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘My son, your sins are forgiven.’”

Notice what happens here.  Jesus saw their faith and then forgave sins.  He saw their faith and then did what only God can do.  So the question that this passage inspired to me ask is this:

Has Jesus seen your faith lately?

I ask this because, in this passage, God did the miraculous when the men showed Him their faith.  I am convinced that God will blow our minds with what He will do when we step out and trust Him.  This past Sunday was an amazing celebration of the first 5 years of our church body.  We’ve seen many lives transformed by Jesus in the life of Image Church.  So as we move forward, let’s daily allow Jesus to see our faith and watch Him do the miraculous!



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