Daily Read – Leviticus 13:1-59; Mark 6:1-29; Psalm 39:1-13; Proverbs 10:10
But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country,
among his own relatives, and in his own house." Now He could do no mighty work there,
except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.
And He marveled because of their unbelief.
Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.
Many times, those in your own household are the ones who persecute you the most for My sake. I could not do but few mighty works in My own home country because of the doubt and unbelief. Very few could get past the fact that "I was the carpenter's son." Of course, that was true, but the enemy blinded them to the fact I was God's Son!
The enemy often uses those closest to your heart to bring discouragement, knowing they have the potential to make the greatest impact on your life.
Because of unbelief, I could not do mighty works among My own family. Their doubt limited My ability to move on their behalf. Their stubborn and unyielding will created a wall between them and their miracle!
You cannot fix your family, but I can! You need to surrender and trust Me with your loved ones. I hear the petitions of your heart on their behalf and I keep them in golden bowls next to My heart. Not one prayer goes unheard by Your Lord. However, you must not allow their words of doubt and discouragement stop you from pursuing your destiny in Me.
I did not succumb to the enemy's attempts to stifle My destiny and Kingdom mission, but I went forward into neighboring villages preaching and teaching that the Kingdom was at hand. Ultimately, the entire world, including you, has been touched and transformed.
The time is short and I need You to position yourself where My Spirit instructs. You are vitally important in this next move of My Spirit. My miracle working power is ready to explode out of you onto the multitudes I am sending your way.
Will you obey man or Me?
Lord Jesus, Your Word is very clear that we are to have no other gods before You. Forgive me for unknowingly placing my family ahead of my relationship with You. This is a form of idolatry and I repent. Lord, I want nothing to stand between our relationship and I do not want to be the one who stands in the way of You reaching my family. I love them dearly, but I know that You love them much more. I choose to step out of Your way so that You can have Your way with them. In the meantime, I am going forward into my destiny. I make no apologies for who You created me to be. I give You praise for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Watch out world....here I come!
It's time to go out and find your village to save!