Lk 17:6; Mt 21:21; 18:19; Jn 14:14; 20:27; Ja 1:6; Various
NIGHTLY BIBLE DEVOTIONS - 05-07-2021
What is one of the biggest thing that gets in the way of having a vision in your life and in the church? DOUBT is one of the biggest obstacle (Lk 17:6; Mt 21:21; 18:19; Jn 14:14; 20:27; Ja 1:6)
-Doubt says it will never work.
-Doubt says we shouldn’t try.
-Doubt says we can’t because we’ve never done it that way before
-Doubt says we can’t because we don’t have the money to do it
-Doubt says we can’t because we don’t have enough people to pull it off.
-Doubt says we can’t because our church is way to small.
-Doubt says if you want to do it you can do it alone. I’m not getting involved.
-Doubt says if it fails it’s all on you.
-Doubt says we should wait until the time is right…not right now.
Luke 17:6 - He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.
Matthew 21:21 - Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, 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.
Matthew 18:19 - “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.
John 14:14 -You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
John 20:27 - Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
James 1:6 - But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
Doubt is the big neigh sayer in the room. But faith and trust are key to church vision. Doubt doesn’t see the big picture. Doubt is uncomfortable with Risk-taker vision. Doubt often uses negative talk to sow dissension and that tries keeps true believers from moving forward in faith.
The church that is moving trust God and prays for his provisions.