Breaking News

The Power of Persistent Faith - TD Jakes Daily Devotional December-17-2023

TD Jakes (December-17-2023) Daily Devotional: The Power of Persistent Faith.

Bible Quote: 

"And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?"

Matthew 20:32

The story of Bartimaeus, the blind man, is a powerful illustration of the impact of persistent faith and the effective use of what one possesses, despite apparent limitations. 

The Power of Persistent Faith - TD Jakes Daily Devotional December-17-2023

Bartimaeus, though blind and marginalized, demonstrated an exceptional spiritual acuity and determination. 

His lack of physical sight did not prevent him from perceiving the significant moment when Jesus was passing by. 

His response – calling out to Jesus – is a testament to using what you have against what you don't.

This narrative challenges the notion of excuses based on our limitations. Bartimaeus could have easily succumbed to resignation due to his blindness. 

Instead, he leveraged his ability to hear, to speak, and to sense – the faculties he still possessed – to overcome his physical impairment. 

His story is a call to focus not on what we lack but on what remains with us, however insignificant it may seem.

The fact that Jesus stood still for Bartimaeus, amidst the busiest and most critical week of His life, underscores the value He places on faith and initiative. 

It wasn't merely Bartimaeus's shouting that arrested Jesus, but the profound spiritual strategy behind it – utilizing what he had to its fullest potential. 

Jesus’ response to Bartimaeus's call reminds us that no matter how insignificant we may feel or how distant we may seem from Him, our faith and actions can compel Him to pause and attend to our needs.

Bartimaeus's example serves as an encouragement for anyone who feels overlooked or undervalued. 

You don’t have to be a prophet, a priest, or a known figure to get Jesus’ attention. 

What matters is the willingness to use whatever you have, to call out in faith, and to believe that Jesus will respond.

Final Prayer: Lord Jesus, teach us to use what we have with faith and persistence. Help us not to focus on our limitations but to maximize the abilities and opportunities You have given us. May our faith compel You to pause in Your divine journey and attend to our needs. Remind us that in Your eyes, no one is insignificant, and everyone's call is heard. Grant us the courage of Bartimaeus to cry out to You and the faith to believe that You will respond. Amen.

Written By TD Jakes

Post a Comment