Topic: Release Your Faith
When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! – (Mark 10:47, NIV)
Today’s Word with Joel Osteen Devotional 16 February 2021
When a blind beggar named Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was passing by, he started to shout, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! Technically, Jesus was the son of Joseph and Mary.
Bartimaeus called him the Son of David, which was the Old Testament messianic title, because he recognized Jesus as the Messiah. When he cried out to Jesus, he was saying, You are my Messiah, my deliverer, my healer, the Most High God. Have mercy on me!
Jesus stopped in His tracks. I can imagine Him thinking, Here’s someone who knows who I am, someone who believes I have all power, someone who’s expecting My goodness. His faith is real. When Jesus healed Bartimaeus, He said what He’s also saying to us, Your faith has made you whole.
Your faith is going to turn things around, open the right doors, and bring unexpected favor. Keep expecting it. God is passing by. Release your faith. It’s going to happen sooner than you think.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that just as You restored the sight of Bartimaeus, You can do the impossible in my life. Thank You that I can bring You the desires of my heart. Help me be bold to ask You for the big things only You can make happen and to release my faith. In Jesus Name, Amen.”
Thanks for reading Today’s Word with Joel Osteen Devotional 16 February 2021 Message
Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen has been called the “most popular preacher on the planet” and is often listed as one of the most influential religious leaders in the world.
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