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A Hole in the Ceiling

Numbers 33:40-35:34

Luke 5:12-28

Psalm 65:1-13

Proverbs 11:23

Today's story in Luke makes me beg one question that is difficult to put into words. I see that Jesus healed the paralyzed man and forgave him his sins when He sees the faith of his friends.

I wonder to myself about all the good things I want to see happen and have faith that Jesus is willing...how can I do something with that faith?

I think of particularly my desire to see people I know come to know Jesus for themselves. I know it does not depend on me...but if there is something I can do I want to. Faith without works is dead...what can I do then about my faith?

I don't know. The only thing I can think of is to pray, pray, pray. Continually lift up the people in my life, lift up their prayer needs, lift up their hearts, to Jesus. I can cut a hole in the ceiling too as I lift my friends up before Jesus.

But I have to remember that in this case, even though God can surely use me, He's the professional here. I may not have much experience evangelizing, discipling, or whatever it is...but God surely does. If there's anything He knows how to do, it's this. He's a heart-changer, He's continually revealing Himself, He's an inviter, He's very much ready, able, and willing.

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