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A Step of Faith

Winning the lottery can be an exciting thought. With the pick of a few lucky numbers, instant riches! We have all wished for a miraculous flood in our finances one time or another. But does the desire for riches mean we quit our jobs, sit around and wait for the miracle to occur? 

Matthew 9 tells the story of one of Jesus’s miracles. Jesus returns to His hometown, greeted by some men and their paralyzed friend. Jesus heals this man completely. Verse 2 says the healing occurs “when Jesus saw their faith.”

It was the faith of these men that lead Jesus to do a miracle. If these men had sat around their homes waiting for their friend to be miraculously healed, they would have missed the miracle that God had planned. God wants to perform miracles in our lives but He’s not going to do it alone. He wants us to take part! When we have the faith to take action for God, miracles will happen. Friends will meet Jesus, marriages will be healed, community will be built and lives will change! We may not win the lottery, but when we take steps to follow Jesus with our money we allow God to do miracles in our lives!


  • What step of faith is God calling you to take in your life?
  • Your faith impacts others too! Who do you know that needs to hear about Jesus? Take a step of faith and invite them to church this week!

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