January 26, 2016
28: When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,’ they replied.
29: Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith will it be done to you”;
Jesus heals two blind men in today’s passages. HE first asks them “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” and then HE says “According to your faith will it be done to you”. And they were healed “according to their faith”.
I feel like there is so much here, that’s it’s so difficult to turn into words what’s here, but I know it. Things of spiritual or psychological nature is easy to fit into this. A crazy person who believe there is a monster following them does actually indeed live in a "real world to them" where they are being followed by a monster. But does this substantiate to physical world and supernatural things, like healing the blind? If I am sick, and if I really believe I can and will be healed through the power of Jesus, will I be? I cannot say I have experienced anything like this, but I have so psychologically and spiritually. But why not physically? Do I not believe physically supernatural things can happen? Isn’t the fact anything is even anywhere physically a supernatural thing? Then is it silly to try to turn Coke into Pepsi through faith? What if I really believed, like really believed, and I could heal people or walk on water with my faith? Right now, I can’t, and don’t even try, because I don’t believe that I can. But what if I really did believe that I can?
It seems, every day, I see homeless people walking in front of my apartment, because there is a homeless shelter/hotel two blocks away. Some of them are mentally unstable. It’s so sad that I do not do more for them as would Jesus have. I give them $5 whenever they ask for money, and then give them a little letter I wrote pointing them to Jesus, but Jesus would have ran to these people. I should pray for them more.
Additionally... Do I really believe the things that I am praying for are going to be given when I pray? Do I really believe God will solve my problems I'm laying before him at the end my prayers? I can't quite put a finger on exactly why I do right, and I know why I do, but just can't recall right now why I do, but I do...
Application: start transcription of Proverbs one proverb a day