I have been meditating on a few different verses of scripture and the Lord
really began to impress upon my heart Romans 10:17 which declares "Faith
cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." If we are to be
successful in the things of God that operate by faith, we need to know
what the Bible says concerning the promises God has made in His covenant
with all those who believe and put their trust in Him. (Genesis 17:2-9)
Faith is something that all of us have in that we know that if we do a
certain task, then we will get the proper response. For example, when we
put a key in the car ignition and turn the key, by faith we know the car
will start or if we want to sit in a chair, we must have faith when we let
go of our weight that the chair will support us. Faith operates the same
way concerning the things of God. When we humble ourselves before the
Lord and pray and claim the promises He has made in His covenant, then God
will be faithful and just to meet our every need.
Faith must be showed by action once we pray, meaning that if we pray for
healing, we shouldn't go on complaining of how sick we are or how much
pain we are in. That is not faith in action, but instead after we pray
for a healing, we need to praise and thank the Lord that He has heard our
prayer and we know by the promises in His Word that the answer is on the
way. Giving thanks in advance is such a powerful way to answered prayer
as we read in Philippians 4:6 which declares "Be careful for nothing; but
in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your
requests be made known unto God."
When Jesus was about to raise Lazarus from the dead He thanked the Father
first for hearing His prayer and then proceeded to raise Lazarus from
among the dead as we read in John 11:41-44 "Jesus lifted up his eyes, and
said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou
hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it,
that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken,
he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came
forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about
with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go."
I encourage you to stay faithful to the Lord and whatever need you have;
when you pray believe that God has heard you and hold on until the answer
comes (Mark 11:23-24). Be strong and never give up and do not waver in
your faith for the Bible declares in James 1:6-7 "But let him ask in
faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea
driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall
receive any thing of the Lord." When we ask the Lord to meet a particular
need and then murmur and complain for not seeing the answer, we are in
essence canceling the answer from coming to us because we are not showing
our steadfast faith.
Be strong, pray and believe for your financial breakthrough, healing,
loved ones to come to know the Lord or whatever need that you may have. I
encourage you to read the Bible, sow into Gods Word and you shall reap the
benefits of staying faithful and true to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun
a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ."
Matthew 9:20-22 "And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of
blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be
whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter,
be of good comfort; Thy Faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made
whole from that hour."
Matthew 21:21-22 Jesus says "ůVerily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and
doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but
also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast
into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in
prayer, believing, ye shall receive."
Ephesians 6:16-18 "Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye
shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the
helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of
God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spiritů"
I encourage you to read all of Hebrews 11. This is an excellent chapter
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
All of the Praise, Honor and Glory belong to the Lord Jesus Christ for
the things He is doing, now and forevermore.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry