Daily Bible Reading: Mark 9:1 – 29
Verse of the Day: Mark 9:28 – “And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, How is it that we could not cast it out?”
In our reading today, we go from the Mountaintop to the valley. From seeing the revelation of God’s glory in Christ to the ineffective work of the disciples. Having watched Jesus as He released people from sickness and demonic holds, they were able to understand why they were so ineffectual at this time.
Jesus in reply stated that we must rely upon prayer (and some manuscripts add fasting) to prevail in particularly difficult circumstances. It is imperative that we, as disciples, understand that anything we do is only through the will and power of God. Prayer is our means of both requesting and hearing from God, while fasting helps to focus us on what we are seeking.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, let me never forget that all Power and work comes only by Your Will in our lives. Let us seek to focus upon You and what is Your purpose and plan. Amen.