“Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith! Let it be as you desire. And her daughter was healed from that very hour.” ~Matthew 15:28
There is no limit to God’s power, He is only limited through the limits of our faith. Do you believe God is any less powerful today than when He walked the earth? Of course not. The only reason we see less miracles now is because we have less faith now.
It might seem that I’m a little stuck on the topic of faith, but faith is, by far, the most important thing in this life. Without faith in God and faith in what He did to ensure our eternity through the redemption of Jesus, we are forever lost!
God gave us all a measure of faith, a little seed of faith to spark our belief system. He is the author of our faith and He is also the one who will finish what He started in us if we allow Him to. God has given us everything we need to get our faith up and running. We must simply continue to run the race that has set before us, trust Him in everything and He will get us to the finish line.
"Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith . . . " ~Hebrews 12:2
Hebrews 11 is a biblical accounting of how by faith many great believers in God put their faith into action. Action is the proof of faith, James says it well when he states …faith without action is dead. Action speaks louder than words. Action is faith!
But do we truly act in faith? I know I try to but usually find myself in more of a state of doubt than faith. The reason is simple, it’s because I’m not instantly receiving what I’m praying for or I'm receiving something completely different! How can we act in faith if we are insisting on getting our way? Faith means trusting that no matter what's happening, we believe that God is in control and is working everything out for our benefit.
My doubt starts to grow the very moment I begin to question God because I’m ultimately questioning His motives. I’m not trusting that He’s in control, that He loves me and that He is doing what He knows is best. Doubt is to faith, what water is to fire. Doubt extinguishes our faith, it’s Satan’s way of getting us to look back at the problem rather than keeping our eyes on God!
So, all we bring to any miracle is this one little thing . . . faith! And evidently, it doesn't take very much faith at that, “…if you have faith as a mustard seed…you can move a mountain…” Seriously, a mustard seed is really, really small.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” ~Ephesians 3:20
Did you catch that? According to the power that works in us! Faith . . . faith is that power! Our faith in God’s power!
“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that overcomes the world—our faith.” ~ 1 John 5:4
Our faith in His power is how we become empowered— empowered in the here and now, and more importantly, empowered to live forever through our faith in His power of resurrection.
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through the Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have access by faith into the grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” ~Romans 5:1-2
Q: Are you ready to grow your faith seed?
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