"Then He went up into the boat to them, and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled. For they had not understood about the loaves, because their heart was hardened."
"These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."
Despite close relationship with Jesus the disciples struggled to believe. Obviously for them moving beyond their personal level of spiritual experience and into the miracles in Jesus’ ministry was not a simple matter. Their understanding was limited.
Like them, we hesitate when the Spirit of God does something we cannot explain intellectually, something awkward to explain. The reason we hesitate is because the mind naturally overrules anything we cannot understand, and the heart hardens in unbelief. We must understand completely, or we will not believe.
God’s miracles are supernatural and only if we can believe the power of that. The Lord reveals truth to us through His Holy Spirit and we receive this Spirit ministry one way only—spiritually, through the spirit heart. This is the way our Spirit life works.
Stay in faith for the impossible right now. Agree with God’s love. Agree with His power. Believe Him. Don’t stop.
(Adopted from Shirley Weaver’s Daily Devotional)