Friday, August 01, 2008

The Super in our Natural

Today’s Reading: John 14:12 (NIV)

[Jesus said], “I tell you the truth - anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”

Good morning!

It’s amazing what a little faith in Jesus Christ can do. I’ve seen it happen over and over again – supernatural power in a simple, human heart. A little faith in Jesus can change everything! And when we possess a little faith in Christ, we have His power to change the world. My pastor says, “Jesus puts the super in our natural.” Extraordinary, ordinary people who possess His gift of faith, hope and love, can literally move mountains in the name of Jesus. Barriers are broken, and impenetrable walls crumble to the ground. People learn how to love each other completely, just like the Father loves each and every one of us. Because Jesus was making His return flight to the Father, believers now have the potential and ability to do what He accomplished on earth; to share the Father’s love with people around the world.

My friend Kim is a living example of what can happen when someone experiences a little faith in Christ. Just a few short years ago, she was sitting in a Disciple Bible Study class, reading through the Word with her small group, and asking lots of questions. Kim told me that many nights, she could not sleep, thinking about the Scripture and what God was speaking into her life. Kim would sit up half the night reading and praying and listening for His still, small voice. It wasn’t long before she knew that the Father had a special assignment for her. Now, Kim serves Faith Church in pastoral ministry, and continues her studies at the seminary level. Kim leads Sunday morning worship, teaches Sunday school class and small group Bible studies. She spends time listening and loving on the people God has placed in her path. Because Jesus returned to the Father, He makes a way for Kim to carry on the ministry, following in His steps. When I look at my pastor, I see Jesus Christ living in her. Isn’t it amazing what a little faith can do?

I wonder what the Father has planned for your life… Just a little faith in Jesus Christ will make all the difference. Pick up His Word today and let Him speak. Yes, Jesus is the super in our natural, and He can do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within you. A little faith can go a long way! Are you ready to step into God’s extraordinary plan for your life?

Grace and peace,

Deb Spaulding

Faith UMC - St. Charles, MO


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