Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:23-27
Many a times, I say that I have the faith to see miracles happening but the truth is that I have faith to the extend that I know that it is possible. I wondered where I went wrong with my faith or if my faith was not enough to see miracles come to pass. As I read the above verses from the Bible, I realized my faith was actually in my own abilities to make the miracle happen. I don’t have faith when the thing seems completely impossible. This faith is not the faith Jesus was talking about. He talks about a faith that sees God doing the miracle. The rich man cannot enter the kingdom of heaven by himself but he can do that with God’s help. There is nothing impossible for God according to Jeremiah 32:27.
Paul calls himself the least of all apostles because he actually knew that it wasn’t his efforts which brought miracles. All things were possible because of God who worked in him and through him. The realization that you cannot do anything without God brings about humility in you. Jesus asks the rich man in Mark 10:18 – “Why do you call me good?” and He says that “No-one is good, except God alone”. Let us put our faith in God (NOT in ourselves) and be obedient to His calling. God will enable us to see supernatural miracles happen in our lives.