“And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, How is it that we could not cast it out?” Mark 9:28
HOPE FOR TODAY!
How is it that we cannot do certain things? It is because our activities, hopes, dreams, desires, etc. must first go to and through the source that can. As it is written,
“Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain!” Psalm 127:1
Each day we are given opportunity to reach out to Jesus and place in His hand our hand and walk with Him, but should we begin our day at full charge in ourselves and our own strength, thereby essentially leaving Jesus behind and forgetting that He is our source for all things possible until we find that things will not happen without him, then it should never be puzzling to us how it is that we cannot cast it out, because we are in ourselves and not in Him!
“These things can only be done by prayer and fasting” So have we prayed before we started our journey? Have we fasted these certain parts of our life that struggle for our attention? Is our focus on the only source that can do it?
“Yes, of course they say, we did all of this!” Yet in truth they have let go of His hand through it all! Do you see Jesus with you? Holding your hand and guiding you? Or is it that you set out and forgot your source? Yes, Jesus is always with us and will never leave us, nor forsake us. This is His promise, but what about our end of the deal? Do we leave Him and run ahead? If so slow down and make sure that your remain at His side, Let go and let Jesus build it, cast it out, and lead you to it!
Do we concentrate on Jesus when we are casting out? If so we will have great success!
FOCUS ON JESUS AND HE WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH IT!