Have you ever made a list of the miracles Jesus did in the Bible? It is amazing. Jesus was for the people. He was caring and so willing to heal—when it was met with faith.
After all of these incredible miracles, Jesus made this bold statement:
“You will do even GREATER THINGS …”
At the time I saw this verse, I had hardly seen any miracles, much less greater things. My mom was sick, and I wanted her to be well. I prayed. I asked. I begged God to heal my mom.
It’s really hard to have faith for God to heal cancer when you haven’t even begun to trust Him with a headache or a cold. There is all this fear that creeps in when you hear the word “cancer.” Fear and faith don’t make great companions.
How do we see even greater things than the works Jesus did in the Bible?
Start with the little things:
Stop trusting in medicine and home remedies and start putting your full trust in the name of Jesus. I am not telling you to get off your medicines. I am challenging you to ask yourself, “What tradition am I putting before God?”
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition … (Mark 7:13 KJV)
One tradition can be running to medicine for a headache before you seek God.
In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the LORD, but only from the physicians. (2 Chronicles 16:12)
God wants us to seek Him first, not when He is the last chance for survival.
The greater things begin with trusting God for the little things. As we trust God, not methods or traditions, we will begin to have faith for bigger and bigger things.
What are your methods or traditions that you run to before you go to God? Coffee to wake up in the morning? Food when you have a bad day? The phone to talk to a friend about something that’s bothering you? Medicine when you have a headache?
Make a commitment to run to your Father God first in all things.