Jesus chose to become fully human - to live and walk as you do, while possessing no greater skills than you. He walked like you yet He performed miracles, spoke great wisdom, and lived in a way that drew people to God. While living on earth, Jesus learned to commune and connect with Heavenly Father in a way that made Him an incredible conduit for God’s life and work to flow through Him. This verse presents the dichotomy of One who oozed faith and those whose faith was so weak that Jesus was not able to touch their lives in the smallest way. In your life, there are probably many areas where you exhibit great faith and experience God’s presence, but what areas have you closed off from God? Where have you subconsciously or deliberately excluded God due to unbelief? The root cause of disobedience is unbelief in who God is and what He says He will do. God wants to be involved in every area of your life, so that you can experience His transforming power and life. There is no area from which God wants to be excluded. The only thing that keeps God from producing His life and power in you is your faith to invite Him to do so - a faith that believes all things are possible because of God’s grace, love, and desire to be involved with you. Matthew 17:20b says, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Just as Jesus desired to do miracles in His home town, He desires to inhabit your life, so that He can do great things in you. Faith is the portal into God’s world. Jesus is your greatest example of a Man who by faith allowed God’s full magnificence to be lived through Him. May your faith not exclude God from any area of your life so that God’s full power, love, and glory might be lived through you!
Hebrews 4:14-16 “Therefore, since we have a great High Priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have One who has been tempted in every way, just as we are — yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (NIV)