Jesus could not do many mighty works in His hometown because of the people’s unbelief. Familiarity caused unbelief and kept them from receiving what He wanted to do in their midst. “We know him; we know his father; he is the son of Joseph, the carpenter; we know his brothers…” Familiarity lowers our expectations and blocks our faith.
The same is true for us. The people we minister to know us and therefore do not always receive through us what the Lord has for them; and we may not receive through others what the Lord has for us. We need to always be open to the people Jesus uses. We must not assume, “I know him … or how could the Lord possibly use her to speak to me?”
It is far better to expect Him. “Lord, I’m looking for you. I believe you’re going to work in my life in unexpected ways, at unexpected times, through unexpected people … all for your glory.” Our expectation is always to be with the Lord. He speaks to us in many ways, not just through people, but also nature and circumstances. We expect mighty works always so that Jesus may be glorified, from glory to glory!
Matthew 13:57-58 “So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house.’ Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.”Our expectation is always to be with the Lord. Click To Tweet