Keep the Faith!

“When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” Matthew 9: 27-29

The realities of life can leave us bruised or battered, wondering if our efforts truly matter. Dare we continue to hold fast or give up, tired of waiting and out of luck.

“According to your faith let it be to you.”

I hadn’t read this verse in a very long time. Jesus asked the blind men “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”

We should take our cues from these men who were successful in literally seeing miracles of God.

Sometimes we follow everything and everybody when we should be following God. We look for opinions in all the wrong places. We follow tweets and posts. Some of us follow celebrities. Some of us are news hounds. Just where are these things and people really leading us!?

The two blind men “followed Him.”

We need to follow God just as desperately. I believe their act of “doing something” and not just moaning as Jesus walked away gave them favor. Can you imagine how hard it probably was for two blind men to follow Him?

Do we complain about our plight or do we actively seek the Source who can help us? Do we put ourselves in position to receive the blessings we need?

The two men could have easily let their chance for healing just walking away but they were up and moving. We need to get up and chase God as well.

Not only did the two men follow Jesus, they cried out for mercy.  How many times do we let our pride keep us from crying out when we are in need? Or when we do cry out, we cry out to people who can’t help us at all.

The blind men acknowledged their need for Jesus.

We often go to the least qualified sources (hello internet) when we have issues that would be better met going to God. He isn’t the last resort. God should be our first choice.

These seemingly simple steps can make the difference between burdened cares and answered prayers.

We just need to follow Him, cry out to Him, come to Him and believe. Our faith can move us to do what is necessary to receive the blessing.

If we let it.

In the end, these men were blessed according to their faith.

What do you have faith for?

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:17 NKJV

About Lilka Raphael

Author, Pharmacist, Autism Advocate, Gardener, Amateur Photographer

11 Responses

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  2. God isn’t our last resort, He should be our first choice. I agree with brother Lionel, this post has many great points, but keeping God in His rightful order and place is a constant struggle for me when I’m in a season which seems to be overwhelming. Thank you my sister for this awesome reminder.

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  3. jennisahagun

    There are many things that touched my heart in this article. I loved that your wrote that “The two blind men “followed Him.” It struck my heart because I want to make sure I am attending my Lord with all that I am. Not just sitting and attending my own business. My responsibility is to go after Jesus with all that I am. Even if I feel debilitated by my circumstances.

    Wonderful!

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  4. There are so many good points here Lilka! Love this!

    “Sometimes we follow everything and everybody when we should be following God. We look for opinions in all the wrong places. We follow tweets and posts. Some of us follow celebrities. Some of us are news hounds. Just where are these things and people really leading us!”

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  5. It really is so simple isn’t it yet we make it so hard for ourselves when we do the very thing we shouldn’t…walk away instead of believing what He can really do. Thank you Lilka for this encouraging and faith-filled message today…blessings, peace and joy to you my friend for a good week ahead 🙂

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