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By: James River Church08/16/18

21 Days of Fasting & Prayer Devotional – Day 19

Devotional

What obstacle do you need the Lord’s power to work through today? What situation or challenge have you lacked the faith to ask for in prayer? Jesus says the smallest amount of faith will produce big results. And those results will have a direct impact on increasing your faith to pray with greater confidence and boldness for the impossible to become possible.

In Matthew Chapter 17, Jesus is responding to His disciples regarding their inability to cast out a demon from a boy. Jesus identifies their lack of faith as the primary reason the boy was not healed when they prayed for him. We know the disciples were not void of faith, but their faith was not functioning properly. Jesus tells His disciples that mountain-moving faith is possible even when the tiniest, smallest amount of faith is present.

Jewish literature often connected moving a mountain with seemingly impossible events similar to this type of healing. God desires His followers to function with great faith despite the challenge or battle faced, because our faith will bring the confidence to pray bold prayers.

Scriptures

Matthew 17:20 ESV
He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Jeremiah 32:27 ESV
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?

Mark 10:27 ESV
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”

Resources

Prayer List & Ways to Fast
Prayer & Fasting Reading List
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