Text: Matthew 9:27-30
When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, “See that no one knows it.”
Memory verse: So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. Luke 17:6
The topic faith is often discussed in churches round the world both by believers and unbelievers but the reality remains that amongst those who believe in God and have read about His miraculous works, seen evidence of His sovereignty and possibly had real life experiences, there is still the huge gap between what we say we believe and what we actually believe.
If we carry out an anonymous survey on faith amongst Christians, we will most likely find out that the response to living out faith will be driven by the location in which the survey was carried out. If the survey is carried out in a church building, because of the atmosphere present, most people will likely tell you they have faith and believe strongly in what God is able to do.
Sincerely in that moment they possibly do, but the same set of people are likely to respond differently if the survey is carried out in a shopping mall. Even worse is the state of the heart once we leave the four walls of the worship building, its almost like our faith in God is driven by emotions and the environment and Jesus wisely spoke about various categories of individuals when he told the parable of the sower in Matthew 9:27.
Having spoken of this, we need to individually assess ourselves, ‘what actually drives my faith and believe?’ A hood question to ponder on as we go through the day is this “If God only grants our request not based on what we say but on what we believe, how much of our request do we think will be granted?
The bible text today is one to reflect on as the blind men were speaking out words from their mouth , Jesus acted not just on their words but on their believe. He healed them only according to their faith .
Do you believe in the word of God or you just say you believe for the sake of it? Positive declaration and proclamation is no doubt very good but Somethings will not happen even with spending hours waiting and speaking but will only happen depending on how much faith you have.
Faith is simply the most important ingredient in our Christian journey and the absence of faith could hinder us from a lot of progress.
Why don’t you speak to God today in faith knowing that He hears and will grant your request? Living out the faith is key and very important. Don’t forget, even when we can’t see it, God is always working things out for our own good.
Don’t just say you have faith, live it out.
• Thank you Lord for an amazing week just starting
• I appreciate your grace favour and provisions Lord
• Help me to live in faith from today, to live it out and not just declare it, help me to hold strongly till my faith materialises
• Forgive me my sins O Lord and let me live a life of holiness
• Thank You Lord for answers to prayers, in Jesus Name I Pray, Amen.