As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
1 Peter 2:2
Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. The Word is the trigger for faith growth in the life of a believer. As a child of God, once you come to the knowledge of Christ your new life account is credited with a measure of faith. You become a “believer”. But you have to move that little measure to a mighty reservoir of faith. From Scriptures, we see different kinds and levels of faith.
Peter believed in JESUS; he knew the Master could do so many miracles, that’s why he said “…Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come unto thee on the water” Matthew 14:28. But his faith was not enough to confidently withstand the wind that blew him, fear overtook his faith and he began to sink and JESUS gave the diagnosis “O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” Matthew 14:31. In that scenario, Peter could think “Oh, this my Master is not as powerful as I thought” or “He doesn’t love me as much as He says.” But no! The problem was Peter, his faith was too little!
David’s courage to go after the Philistine warlord, Goliath, was a buildup of faith in the God that delivered the lion and bear into his hands. If you will not believe God to take away the little headache, you cannot believe Him to take away cancer or something more serious. Hear me – You will never be able to access a victory that is above the level of your faith.
Oftentimes we desire things that exist above the level of our faith. For instance, how do you believe God for a car or house when you don’t believe in His ability to provide your daily bread? It won`t work and you will end up being disappointed in God, instead of ourselves. The problem is never God….His Word works if you care to work it but there are stages. Faith grows. If your faith is not in place, frustration is inevitable.
The Word of God is dependable, anytime, any day. Locate it, keep saying it, don’t stop talking it and as you do that, the strength of your faith in God just keeps building and it will happen. The centurion understood the efficacy of the Word of God and he told JESUS to speak the words only for his servant to be healed. JESUS marvelled and called that “great faith”. My prayer for you today is that your faith will grow and you will do exploits in your journey of destiny by reason of your faith.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
OLD TESTAMENT: PSALM 43 – 44
NEW TESTAMENT: 1 CORINTHIANS 13