Mark 10:52, “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
James 2:14, What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?
James 1:22, Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
I don’t know what your next step of faith is, but I do know this: you have one. God will never be finished growing your faith; there is always a next step. If you don’t take the next step, you will get stuck in a rut, and the only difference between a grave and a rut is the length. If you don’t move forward in faith, your heart will grow cold, and you will feel more distant from God. If you’re asking God to help you with something, He’s asking you, “Why haven’t you done what I’ve already told you to do?”
In Mark 10:52, Jesus healed a man, and scripture says, “immediately he followed Jesus along the road.” You see, receiving healing wasn’t the last step, it was just the next step of following Jesus. As you make your journey today, don’t be satisfied with where you are with God, because there is always a next step, and the next step of faith will be better than your last.
Think about that and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D
What “next step” will you take today to move forward in faith?
What did you hear?- What did God say to you as you read today’s Scripture and devotion?
What do you Think?– How does it apply to your life?
Don’t just be a hearer of the Word. Be a doer of the Word. (James 1:22)- This is where you turn your thoughts into prayer. It could be a prayer of gratitude of praise. It could be a prayer of confession or a request for God’s help. It’s up to you. Take a minute to write a prayer or response to what God said to you.