11.6.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on the Holy Spirit. Part 118. Belief?

DEVOTION: “All unbelief is sin” (pg 199)

Pretty rough sentence. Let me expand the passage a little.

“There is nothing outside of purity except what is sin. All unbelief is sin. God wants you to have a pure, active faith so that you will be living in an advanced place of believing God all the time, and so that you will be on the mountaintop and singing when other people are crying.” (pg 199)

So…I’ll go back to the original sentence. All unbelief is sin.

I have a prayer bowl, as a lot of you know, and in it I place all of my prayer requests. I write them on cards and throw them in there so that when I actually sit down to pray…I know what to pray for.

The last card that I threw in there just the other day states….Help my unbelief.

“But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us. “If You can? echoed Jesus. “All things are possible to him who believes! Immediately the boy’s father cried out, “I do believe; help my unbelief! – Mark 9:22 – 24.

It’s a convicting passage. Jesus echoes the man and exclaims….”If You can”.

Maybe this guy didn’t know who he was talking to or…maybe he was in such a state that he couldn’t believe. Just didn’t believe that it could be done. That his boy could be healed.

The story goes on to state that Jesus heals the boy, drives the spirit out of him.

What is your story going to state tomorrow? Is it going to talk about your continued unbelief? Or is it going to talk about how your belief has brought you through…..

4 Comments

  1. Margaret K on November 6, 2020 at 6:13 am

    According to Romans 14:23 NIV, “Everything that does not come from faith is sin”. The Passion Translation says, “Anything we do that doesn’t spring from faith is, by definition, sinful.”
    Wow. Think about that. Everything and anything we do, if it’s not of faith or from faith, is sin.
    We all have areas bin our lives where our faith is strong- areas where we’ve seen victory before, areas where we just know it will work out.
    But what about the other areas- where we haven’t seen the victory yet, where we’ve been “believing” for a long time, where we’ve seen others fail???
    What about those areas? We all have those areas.
    Faith is not believing it will all work out. Faith is believing God will work it out.
    Hebrews 11:6 says, “Without faith but is impossible to please God.” Impossible, wow. If it’s not of faith, then it’s sin. Without faith we cannot please God.
    Scary, heavy thoughts. But don’t be condemned because according to Romans 12, God has given us faith. He had given us His Holy Spirit to help us. We have faith, whether or not we feel like we do.
    Contrary thoughts will come – the “What about” or “What if” thoughts, but God…
    That’s faith- in the face of the contradictions, in the face of the contrary thoughts – when we can say, “I know all that, but God…” That’s when we can say, “It is well with my soul.”

  2. Peggy F on November 6, 2020 at 10:17 am

    ” Trust in the Lord, with all your heart, acknowledge Him in all your ways, seek His will in all you do , and He will show you which path to take” Prov 3::5 Such a familiar scripture to so many of us. Believing to me is first trusting, that is essential , trust I am loved unconditionally, even when the enemy screams ” your not enough! Jesus loves me , this I know, because the bible tells me so ! We can trust in knowing we are so loved, loved to death, death on a cross, Jesus, our Savior! Then believing He is working everything, everything good , bad, indifferent,comes , not doubting. Knowing, He is working out all things for our good. And knowing He is the Potter, I am the clay, just surrender all to the One who loves you most, Only Jesus !!!!!!

  3. Jon Blume on November 6, 2020 at 10:28 am

    I continue to put my trust in God. I know that my words and my actions will be of him not me. My unbelief is fading as I put more trust in him. No I’m not fully clear of unbelief, but I know that I’m freer for what I do each day. May each our your beliefs be of God this and every day. Amen.

  4. Suzanne on November 6, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    The world says ‘seeing is believing’ but eyesight can be deceptive, shadows of things distort shape and remove color. Mirrors reverse images. Those of us who wear glasses know how weird something can look until we put them on. …to see clearly we have to cover our eyes with some type of lens. Photoshop has invalidated the saying ‘a photo is worth a thousand words’…we watch life through our phones recording the moment instead of enjoying the moment. We alter and fine tune the playback video. Where is the truth? Our eyes are not true witness; The world has stolen our ability to see, it offers us no truth
    Thankful
    For we walk by faith, not by sight.
    2 Corinthians 5:7

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