Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz - December 23

December 23

Trust and Obey

Faith, by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

James 2:17, niv

Jesus stands ready to help us, but His help is contingent on our absolute, total obedience to His Word, whether or not we agree with it or understand it.

In some way, God requires more than our intellectual faith—He requires our total trust as demonstrated by our obedience to His Word in order to release the miracle. Jesus gave sight to a man born blind, but in order to receive it he had to trust and obey by going to the pool of Siloam to wash. (John 9:1–7) Jesus gave strength to a paralyzed man who had been lying on his pallet for thirty-eight years, but he had to trust and obey by getting up and picking up his mat before he could walk. (John 5:1–9) Jesus healed a man with a withered hand, but before it could be straightened, the man had to trust and obey by stretching it out. (Luke 6:6–10)

What miracle are you waiting to receive? Could it be that God also is waiting—waiting for you to simply trust and obey?

Why?

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