Monday, April 18, 2011

more 2nd chances

We serve the God of 2nd chances as I shared last week in the devotion.  This weekend I shared a message from Luke 8:40-56 about Jairus and his daughter who was verse sick.  In today's devotion I want to share a very simple truth ...

When we believe God, take Him at His word, things will chance.  We will get 2nd chances and help others get the same.

In Jairus' case (go read that scripture) we find a man who went to find Jesus and beg his help.  While on the way back to his house with Jesus, someone else was healed in an awesome turn of events.  Then he learned that his daughter died.  Incredible as it was, Jairus and Jesus continued on to his house where the girl was completely healed.  Big story because we serve an awesome God.

What is incredible is that Jairus believed that Jesus was able from the first time he fell at Jesus' feet until and after his daughter was healed.  Do we believe God like that?  We should.

Mark 11:24

I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you've received it, it will be yours.

Hebrews 11:27

It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king's anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible.

Romans 8:15

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God's Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, "Abba, Father."

Believe your Father God (as that last verse says) and watch God fill your faith and offer you and others those 2nd chances that are so needed!

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