05 Oct Matthew 17:19-21

19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not drive it out?” 20 And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. 21 But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Because of their lack of faith, lack of prayers, and lack of discipline, the disciples had lost the power Jesus had given them. There is always a battle raging within us between our flesh and His Spirit. If we give into our flesh, we may not be prepared when a crisis comes. What are things that you can do to cultivate your faith? Can you see a picture here of how Jesus will eventually defeat the devil?