Faith comes from the heart!
Scripture reading for January 11th: Genesis 29-31, Matthew 9
Key Scriptures: Matthew 9:20-22 “And Jesus rose and followed him, with His disciples. And behold, a woman who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His garment, for she said to herself, “If I only touch His garment, I will be made well.” Jesus turned and seeing her He said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well.”
Jesus was responding to a ruler whose child had died and had asked Jesus to come to his house. On the way, a woman reached out and touched Jesus’ robe. Jesus felt the touch and responded to her with an encouraging declaration. “Your faith has made you well.” Faith starts in the heart and comes from hearing God’s Word. Faith moves the possessor to believe, act and receive.
Genesis 31:11-13 “Then the angel of God said to me in the dream, ‘Jacob,’ and I said, ‘Here I am!’ And he said, ‘Lift up you eyes and see, all the goats that mate with the flock are striped, spotted, and mottled, for I have seen all that Laban is doing to you. I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar and made a vow to Me.”
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I believe in You and Your Word. Teach me to walk in faith and keep my heart trusting in You. May I touch You each day as I pray for my needs and others who need You! In Jesus’ Name! Amen!