As I was walking through campus, a giant bee started buzzing around my head. I was pretty sure that it was going to kill me, but surprisingly, I didn’t panic. Instead, I quietly whispered, “Jesus, help me”. Nothing happened. The bee continued to swarm around me. At this, I said, “In the name of Jesus, be gone!” Instantly, the bee buzzed off into the distance and didn’t return. I smiled.
Often times, we forget the power and the authority that comes with boldly proclaiming the name of Jesus. We struggle with the thought that God actually hears our prayers, and if He does, we lack the faith that He will respond. In reality, with faith, our prayers will move mountains; we will speak, and the impossible will happen. Lately I have continually been reminded of the passage in which Jesus says, “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these.” (John 14:12).
Watching the bee fly off into the distance was most definitely the best part of my week (as silly as that sounds, it is the truth). As I walked through the campus, I was once again reminded of His love for me. I was reminded of the difference between saying a quick prayer of unbelief and speaking a prayer of faith straight from my heart.
For the past two weeks, we have been meeting with potential leaders for the fellowship that is starting on my campus. I’ve been constantly blown away by what God is doing on my university, but most importantly, what He is doing inside the hearts of all of my friends. Transformation is happening before my eyes; eternity is changing. I’m believing for the impossible! Jesus promises us that if we have faith, we will do greater things than what He did. I believe it! We’re all gonna see it!