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I was happy to see my bloggy buddy Sheryl back in the meme saddle today!  She hosts faith list Fridays each week and has been away, moving!  Welcome back Sheryl!  You were missed!

 

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Help My Unbelief!
by Jon Walker

“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

Mark 9:24 (NIV)

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Today’s guest devotional is provided by Jon Walker –

Recently, I’ve been thinking my life verse should be Mark 9:24: “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

I do believe, yet I have so much unbelief in my life. I walk in faith, yet my faith is often more in the things I see, than the things I don’t see. I follow God, yet I repeatedly find myself stumbling down a path of my own choosing.

I believe; God, help me overcome my unbelief –

•I believe; help me live like I believe.
•I believe; help me choose like I believe.
•I believe, help me trust like I believe.

Help me to live like I really believe you are trustworthy. Help me to abandon my mythology where I believe I am more trustworthy than you, and so I live like I believe in myself, instead of like I believe in you.

“I do believe, but help me not to doubt!” (Mark 9:24 NLT).

What does this mean?

•“Help my unbelief” – You cannot work yourself up to greater belief; instead, your belief deepens as you deepen your fellowship with God. Tell him, “I believe; help me overcome my unbelief.”

•Believe God, not yourself – As you face decisions today, ask yourself, “Is this decision based on my belief in God or my belief in myself?” Keep confessing, “Lord, I believe; help me overcome my unbelief.”

•Focus on knowing God – Knowing God is more important than knowing the details. Oswald Chambers says, “Living a life of faith means never knowing where you are being led. But it does mean loving and knowing the One who is leading. It is literally a life of faith, not of understanding and reason – a life of knowing him who calls us to go.”

© 2008 Purpose Driven Life.

(thank you Betty for sending great stuff all the time for these posts!)

Horaayy..there are 3 comment(s) for me so far ;)

#1

Annie, I’m glad this was useful to you. This certainly spoke to me and I thought it might speak to many others. Thank YOU for using it. We never know what others are going through and this might speak to them as well.

Betty

Betty wrote on June 13, 2008 - 11:35 am
#2

Thanks for the link and warm, welcome-back, Annie! It’s so good to be back in the groove.
I really could relate to this devotional. I’ve learned from all our recent upheaval how I’d become more dependent on the security of my husband’s business and our savings, etc over the course of time. It was a slow, creeping dependence, but it developed all the same. The Lord used these recent situations to open my eyes to that. And I do cry, “I believe, Lord, help my unbelief!”
Thanks for this beautiful post.

Sheryl’s last blog post..~* Faith-Lift Fridays *~

Sheryl wrote on June 13, 2008 - 1:37 pm
#3

This is so good! Especially this part:
•I believe; help me live like I believe.
•I believe; help me choose like I believe.
•I believe, help me trust like I believe.

Very very thought–provoking!

oh amanda’s last blog post..I’m Just Going With It

oh amanda wrote on June 16, 2008 - 1:18 pm
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