Journal Entry by Liz Davila
S – Scripture: Mark 9:14-29 (The Message)
...17-18 A man out of the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought my mute son, made speechless by a demon, to you. Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and goes stiff as a board. I told your disciples, hoping they could deliver him, but they couldn’t.”...
....23 Jesus said, “If? There are no ‘ifs’ among believers. Anything can happen.”
24 No sooner were the words out of his mouth than the father cried, “Then I believe. Help me with my doubts!”...
O - Observation
I’m in awe. As teacher I’ve seen so many kids with different illnesses and disabilities. My heart breaks for the parents and with the parents and children. They are tough resilient they are tired. We want to help them overcome and be healed and even more so as a parent. And sometimes all we can do is bring them to Jesus. No one else can help. Everyone else has tried and failed. But the name, the all powerful Son of God, Jesus. All I can do the best thing I can do is carry you to Jesus. All I can do is pray for you and carry you to Jesus.
A - Application and Prayer
Lord teach me to pray. Lord help me know what you mean by praying and fasting for those I worry about and want to see healed, you love and care about them even more than I do. You healed those in extreme circumstances you can heal us when we ask and pray. No ifs. Please deal with my doubts and help me get beyond complacency. Help me believe what your words are for me above those from the enemy and to learn to identify them quickly. In the name above all names my compassionate Lord Jesus Christ.