Week Nine– Verse by Verse Devotional Series — Words of Jesus in Matthew — Matthew 17: 20, 21

Sunday, February 26

Matthew 17:20, 21 He replied, “Because you have so little faith.  I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say t this mountain. ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus, forgive us when we have not trusted you.

Thought for the day:  To reach any destination one must begin in faith.

Monday, February 27

Matthew 21: 20, 21 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.  If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.

Prayer:  Jesus, we are grateful for your unwavering faith in the plan of the Father.

Thought for the day:  Blueprints are expressions of faith waiting for action.

Tuesday, February 28

Matthew 13:32 Though [the mustard seed] is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.

Prayer: Lord God, from the seed of our faith may you grow your kingdom.

Thought for the day: Real, growing faith requires repotting.

Wednesday, March 1

Matthew 14: 30, 31 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”  Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him, “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

Prayer: Jesus, help us in faith to keep our eyes fixed upon you.

Thought for the day:  A pilot who heeds a ground proximity warning device won’t fly into a mountainside.

Thursday March 2

Hebrews 3:12, 13 See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.

Prayer:  Lord God, when we waver in doubt give us strength to believe and follow.

Thought for the day:  By faith Joshua and Caleb did reach the promised land.

Friday, March 3

Zechariah 4:10 Who despises the day of small things?  Men will rejoice when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel “(these seven are the eyes of the Lord, which range throughout the earth.)”

Prayer:  Lord God, with you our days of small things shall be great days.

Thought for the day: Simply to be in one’s right mind is no small thing.

Saturday, March 4

Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, with the strength you give us may we serve you well.

Thought for the day:  For better results at weight lifting athletes must take the advice of their coach.
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