Sunday, October 29, 2017
Learn To Use Your Faith
MARK 11:23-24 NKJ 23 "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
There is spiritual growth as well as physical growth. We don't start out strong and mature. The Bible, and all creation, teaches gradual growth.
MARK 4:28 NLT 28 The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens.
The Bible is full of great promises. We must receive them by faith. Faith is not trying to believe, but knowing that you believe. So, you must start using faith at the level you are at. If you don't have faith for a new car then believe for a bicycle. Then believe God for a motorcycle. Keep using your faith and feeding it on God's Word and it will continue to grow.
Eventually, you will get to where you can believe God for large things as easily as you did for small things.
It requires feeding your faith on God's Word as well as exercising your faith to cause it to grow strong.
The mistake many make is trying to believe God for a jumbo jet when they really don't have enough faith for a bicycle. Yes, the Word says that all things are possible, but only for those who truly believe. Most people are just trying to believe and hoping something will happen.
What if you have a need now, but don't have enough faith to cover it? Get someone else to agree with you, using their faith on your behalf.
MATTHEW 18:19 NKJ 19 "Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
But don't expect to go through life depending entirely on someone else's faith. God will require you to eventually grow up and use your own faith. So you might as well get started now.
God knows our needs. The Bible is clear that God does not want us to be in lack. Then why doesn't God just meet our needs, without us having to ask?
One answer is God wants us to grow in faith. Our faith can only grow strong as we use it. So, every need is a faith opportunity, and thus an opportunity for growth.
God wants us to be specific in our asking, so that when the answer comes, we will know it was from God and came in response to our faith in Him.
Don't wait until you have a large crisis in life to start learning to use your faith. Start now!
Don't try to start praying for something big. Start small. Your faith will grow as you use it.
SAY THIS: God will help me to learn to walk in faith.
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