Faith but not enough!
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Bible Text: Matthew 17:20 “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” Read Matthew 17:14-20
Memory Verse: John 14:12 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.”
I always wonder when a person’s faith can be said to be enough. Two people having the same problems can go for a deliverance session and one person comes back healed while the other remains in their undelivered state. This is all due to different levels of faith. I remember the Centurions servant’s story were the Centurion’s faith was enough to obtain healing by proxy for his servant from Christ. Faith does surely carry a lot of weight.
While many people claim to have faith in God, they seem not able to demonstrate enough faith in His abilities to deliver them or make their circumstances change. This is usually a barrier to how much blessings and answers one can get from God because he that wavers or have no faith receives nothing from Him. It’s more like an individual who decides to prepare a meal, the intention to cool the meal is an excellent first step, but it all goes wrong when the key ingredients required for the cook up is missing or not substantial. With this being a problem, the meal will most likely not turn out right. Relating this to believers, that key ingredient to please and receive from God is faith!
In today’s bible reading Matthew 17:14-20, we see a boy who needed healing but could not be healed by Jesus’s disciples. These disciples were people who went everywhere with Jesus and saw Him heal a lot of sick people, cast out demons and perform many great miracles, hence they should have been faith imparted and believe in their God given abilities to do similar works. People had enough faith, automatically believing that because they were disciples of Christ, they were capable of doing similar works but the shortfall of faith was on the side of the disciples.
The disciple’s inability to heal that boy meant they lacked the key ingredient which Jesus refers to as “ENOUGH FAITH”. They had a level of faith but not just enough, vividly not up to even a mustard seed. This is the situation with us believers these days. Today be reminded that there is nothing God cannot do no matter how hopeless the situation may present itself. Your stand as a child of God should be solidly towards the fact that God is able to do all things, you should be able to bank on His capabilities of giving life, to those written off situations, those dry bones, those dead ends, those impossibilities and more.
Stop for a minute and think about how long you have called yourself a child of God and ask yourself “Do I even have a mustard seed level of faith?” Your faith in him should not be by sight but with firm confidence that even though you cannot see what He’s doing, He is doing that which will work out for your own good in the end, 2 Corinthians 5:7.
The faith that Jesus had while on earth was comparable to none and this could be seen in the way he spoke to situations and they changed, how he performed healing and resurrection of dead in many occasions. The same level of authority He has given you and I, enabling us to do greater works, but you cannot do those without believing that you are capable.
Activate the positivity in you today. You have the grace and what it takes, don’t belittle the God given abilities over your life.
- Father I thank You for your endless blessings and great grace upon my life
- I receive the grace to exercise the authority you have bestowed upon me all through this year 2020
- Help me to fully acknowledge Your abilities to change my story and grant me to ability to have faith greater than a mustard seed
- Forgive my iniquities Lord and let your mercy prevail over judgement
- Thank you Father and in Jesus Name I Pray, Amen.
I’m reading the YouVersion plan ‘Bible in One Year 2020 With Nicky Gumbel’. Check it out by clicking on the caption below.