Faith is…(3)

‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for…’ Hebrews 11:1

Notice the words, ‘Now faith.’ Thank God for the faith of our fathers, and the faith experiences of our own past. But to do what God’s calling you to do for Him today, you need ‘now faith.’ Jesus said, ‘”If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move’…and it will move”‘ (Matthew 17:20 NKJV). Your grandmother’s faith may have moved her mountain, but it’s going to take your faith to move ‘this mountain.’ We all have a ‘this mountain’ in our life, and God is willing to move it. So what’s the problem? Unbelief. Even though Christ had given His disciples authority to heal the sick, they’d just been rendered powerless by a demon-possessed boy. So they asked Jesus, “Why could we not cast the spirit out of him?” (Matthew 17:19 para). Notice what He taught them that day: 1) Start small, or you won’t start at all. Mustard-seed-sized faith, like all seeds, will grow into something bigger. Just start where you are; believe God for ordinary, everyday things. And when He honours your faith, acknowledge it, thank Him for it and build on it 2) Guard your mouth! ‘If you have faith…you will say to this mountain, ‘Move’…and it will move.’ Your words release the life-giving force that’s in your faith, so correct and control what’s coming out of your mouth. Make sure it lines up with Scripture 3) Sometimes you need a little extra. Some mountains need a little extra prayer, or, in the case of this boy, the power that comes through fasting. But if you’re willing to meet God’s conditions, you’ll see mountains moved in your life.
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till next time,
easy does it 🙂

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