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Jesus said, ”Apart from me, you can do nothing” (John 15:5). He also said, “Very truly I tell you, all who have faith in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these” (John 14:12). For many years in my life I read this promise and prayed for these greater things, but rarely saw them. Jesus says that they key to seeing the release of these greater things is faith. It is hard to overestimate the importance of faith in the kingdom. We must learn how to develop faith. Jesus often chides his disciples for their “little faith.” Twice he is amazed in the gospels - once because of someone’s great faith (the Centurion) and once because of such little faith (his home town). Twice Jesus commends someone for their great faith (the Centurion and the Syro-Phoenician woman, both foreigners). Faith matters to God more than we can say. Faith is developmental. And if we are going to see more Kingdom activity in our lives, we must develop Deep Faith.

Somewhere along the way in my journey, as I prayed for the miraculous things I saw in the Bible but saw them so infrequently, I realized my faith was too weak; too often, I was making it too much about me. Too much about my words, my prayers, my thoughts, my opinions. I came to the place where often when I would pray for someone I would simply hold up empty hands. It was to remind us both that we have nothing apart from Jesus. We need Jesus. The Kingdom isn’t complicated: When Jesus shows up, the Kingdom comes. When you & I show up, nothing happens.

“Empty hands. That’s what I have apart from Jesus; I have nothing. It’s not just a slogan or some sort of gimmick. It is a physical reminder of a spiritual reality; it is a visible expression of the invisible condition of the soul” ~ Deep Faith

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