VERSE: Mark 6:46-48/New King James Version
(46) And when He had sent them away, he departed to the mountain to pray. (47) Now when evening came,the boat was in the middle of the sea; and He was alone on the land. (48) Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night (3:00 a.m.—6:00 a.m.) He came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by.
My co-workers, friends and family don’t believe. How can I prove God is real to them?
RESEARCH AND STUDY
Sometimes we think Jesus performed miracles just to prove the power of God. Oftentimes, we try to prove God‘s power to people – but for the wrong reasons. What do I mean by proving the power of God? Someone may have a sickness, disease, or injury, but there are those around who don’t believe that person can be healed. Now we want to prove that God has the power to heal, so we pray a loud, wordy prayer, get the grease, lay hands and voila; we expect God to show up and show out! But that’s not God. He’s not a show off neither is He interested in making us look ‘spiritual’ so that people are convinced we know how to tap into His power. God heals, delivers, and provides because oftentimes, there is no other option.
Let’s look at the situation Jesus is faced with. He’s through praying and sees His disciples are ‘straining at rowing, for the wind was against them.’ He’s alone, there are no other boats available, it’s late and the weather is bad. How is Jesus supposed to help the disciples? He had to walk on the sea; there was no other means of transportation.
Now, let’s consider Moses and the children of Israel. When they were facing the Red Sea, Moses wasn’t thinking that he had to concoct some type of plan, spit a host of confessions and make declarations to prove God’s power. There was no other option but for God to part the sea.
Perhaps this has been what has prevented us from receiving our breakthroughs, healings, and deliverances? We’ve considered too many options. Either you believe Him or you don’t.
It’s not our responsibility to prove God’s power to people. Nor to say God shows out like He’s trying to impress mankind. Stop trying to prove and impress and just believe.
Pay attention to when circumstances or people try to tempt you into proving your spirituality which is essentially testing God and then prayerfully resist. This means close your mouth, walk away, or whatever you know to do.
Ask God to reveal when you have tried to impress people with your spirituality and when He does, immediately repent. Look at what is lacking in your life and see if you’ve been considering too many op