For God has enclosed everyone in unbelief, so that he may have mercy on everyone. (Rom 11:32)
There are many versions of the Bible and some translations simply lists unbelief as disobedience. The one I enjoy states Rom:32 as: “God makes sure that we all experience what it means to be outside so that he can personally open the door and welcome us back in.”
I know that in my own walk, my heart needs to be constantly softened as many times it’s hardened either towards
“Sirs, what do I have to do to be saved, to really live?” They said, “Put your entire trust in the Master Jesus. Then you’ll live as you were meant to live—and everyone in your house included!” (Acts 16:30)
Simplicity is as simplicity does. So … my bottom line is: what makes trusting so difficult?
Is it because we asked for something and didn’t get it?
Or is it because we wanted to ask but just couldn’t believe that he would even bother …?
Maybe it’s because we
As Jesus left the house, he was followed by two blind men crying out, “Mercy, Son of David! Mercy on us!”
When Jesus got home, the blind men went in with him. Jesus said to them, “Do you really believe I can do this?” They said, “Why, yes, Master!”
He touched their eyes and said, “Become what you believe.” It happened. They saw… (Matt 9:27)
Maybe I’m rather unique in that my ‘logical’ side always seems to want to have an input in my prayers? Either it sides with the p
(A man brings his son to Jesus) “… If you can do anything, do it. Have a heart and help us!”
Jesus said, “If? There are no ‘ifs’ among believers. Anything can happen.”
No sooner were the words out of his mouth than the father cried, “Then I believe. Help me with my doubts!” (Mark 9:19)
I was looking at a plant on our kitchen windowsill when this thought grew in my heart. You see, (to me) last week the plant was dead. But my wife did whatever it is gardeners do and
When my heart whispered, “Seek God,” my whole being replied, “I’m seeking him!” … I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness in the exuberant earth. Stay with GOD! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again: Stay with GOD. (Psalm 27:1) I got thinking …. what’s the biggest sin I can commit? (I’m not going to list them all as I’m sure your heart is as proficient as mine). In God’s eyes it’s simply this: unbelief! The times when we say “it’s OK God, I don’t need you to help me here, I
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