QTVOTD: God’s power IN me….

“…and Jesus answered them, Truly I say to you, if you have faith (a firm relying trust) and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, it will be done.  And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive.”  Matthew 21:21-22 ->me: Today I read about Jesus withering the fig tree that had produced no fruit.  Remember, this is the morning after 2 days of seeing the perverting of the temple courts and scribes/chief priests questioning Jesus on the children singing “Hosanna, to the Son of David” [Calling Jesus the Messiah].  Jesus was probably down right sick and tired of religiosity without godliness.  Now He comes to a fig tree that has bore leaves but no fruit, so He withers it right there in front of the disciples.  Do the disciples ask why He withered the tree? No, they essentially were in awe of the power to do such a thing.  They were missing the point -> when you have a righteous person, full of faith and no doubt, that person will have God’s power in his hand to do God’s work.  This is important – just like my life verses say [Psalms 1:1-3], {paraphrased} Blessed is the man who delights in the word of God, dwelling on His word day and night; that man will bear fruit in his season and his leaf will not wither…in everything he does, he prospers.{/paraphrased}  When I am so close to God through His word by knowing His character, I will know how He is moving and I will respond to His voice.  It is HIS power in me that can chuck mountains into the see and it is HIS character and will alive in me that prays the right prayers.

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