Tuesday, May 21

39 He went into all of Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons. 40 Then a man with leprosy came to him and, on his knees, begged him: “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” 41 Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched him. “I am willing,” he told him. “Be made clean.” 42 Immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. 43 Then he sternly warned him and sent him away at once, 44 telling him, “See that you say nothing to anyone; but go and show yourself to the priest, and offer what Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.” 45 Yet he went out and began to proclaim it widely and to spread the news, with the result that Jesus could no longer enter a town openly. But he was out in deserted places, and they came to him from everywhere.

Mark 1:39-45

Summary: 

One key to seeing Jesus do miracles is to believe He is able and ask Him to do whatever He is willing to do. There is no limit to His power and He does all He pleases. He may not answer our every prayer the way we desire, but we are called to ask. 

It’s important to note here something we’ll see several times - the fact that Jesus didn’t want to reveal His identity to everyone at the same time. He waited and kept it secret. We’ll see how and why as we continue to read. For now, we need to simply see that His plan to make Himself known was perfect.

Reflection:

What is it that I wonder if He’s willing to do? Have I lost faith that He’s able?

Prayer:

Father, today I want to pray You’d move in my life. I know You are able to do great things. 

Take some time to seek Him today about anything you’re wondering if He’s willing to do.


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