Daily Devotional for January 26
Go down to the lake and throw in a line. Open the mouth of the first fish you catch, and you will find a coin. Take the coin and pay the tax for both of us. —Matthew 17:27
Would you have faith to fish for your tax money? Jesus received a word from God that somewhere down in the depths of the Sea of Galilee was a most unusual fish. This unique and special fish, different from all the others, was going to be a source of unusual blessing. Our faith is often limited by expecting natural sources of blessing rather than believing for supernatural blessing. Faith, however, was a normal way of life for Jesus. He never flinched when telling His disciples that if they had faith “as small as a mustard seed,” [they] “could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move” (Matthew 17:20). He didn’t hesitate to rebuke His disciples when their faith failed to deliver a young boy suffering from seizures. Having faith does not mean that we will not use natural means to pay our bills or to be delivered. However, our faith must be based upon the knowledge that God is the One working behind the scenes of our lives, preparing provision before we need it. If you need a miracle, look around every corner . . . and be sure you look in every fish’s mouth!