Growing Our Faith Part 3 – Great Faith
Growing Our Faith Part 3
“Where lives change and where life can begin again”
We have talked about “No Faith” and having “Little Faith”. What I want
you to recognize through it all, is that we all have faith. It is must take
the steps to grow our faith and then recognize that there is a greater
spirituality out there that we have yet to tap into as Christians.
However, as “believers” in Christ Jesus, must know and understand that
we are spirit men, living in natural bodies. Let me say it again, the
spiritual realm is something we must know and understand. Growing
our faith takes a greater understanding of the Holy Spirit’s work within
us. Trusting what the Word says and walking it out by faith. We do this
by trusting the Holy Spirit within us and the angelic host that supports
us, along with our words that are spirit and life. And then by observing
the results of our faith and growing stronger in what we believe.
Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)
6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to
God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who
diligently seek Him.
Faith takes diligence and perseverance to get what you believe. As soon
as you set your heart to pray, there is an “Opposer” that comes to deter
your dreams, prayers, and plans. The moment that you made Jesus
Christ the Lord of your life, your spirit’s light came on in darkness.
Even the smallest of lights can be seen in the dark. You are a little light
now, but the last thing Satan wants to have is you being a bigger light
for the world to see.
The Word says in Hebrews 11:6, … for he who comes to God must
believe that He is, …
We can have faith in a lot of things. We can have faith in our parents,
friends, mentors, and even ourselves. Having faith in people can only
go so far. It leads to an emptiness that only God can fill. Many times,
we don’t understand the emptiness even when we have things like nice
homes, a stable marriage, successful children, and plenty of money,
yet our hearts often ache for more. I can not tell you the times that this
has been told to us as pastors. This faith can only be found in our
hearts and not in our abilities or in the abilities of others.
It is learning like Paul to be content no matter the state that I am in
because I have Christ. He is our “anchor” and our “sail.” He settles us
when things get out of hand and he moves us in the right direction,
always at the right time. Trusting Him and having faith with every move
and/or stalemate. (Philippians 4:11-13)
The Word also says, … and that He is a rewarder of those who
diligently seek Him.
Great faith comes with knowing God. Great faith comes when you know
that when you diligently seek God, the answer is just a moment away.
Great faith is developed when we learn the importance of having faith
even when that moment takes longer than we think.
When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around
and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found
such great faith, not even in Israel!”
Read Luke 7:7-9, you will get a better understanding of the reason why
Since Jesus marveled you know that He must have read the sincerity of
the man’s heart and recognized something special that He had not seen
in all of Israel. I always want Him to read that same sincerity in my heart
as I step out in faith.
When we seek God with all of our heart, with diligence, and with
determination to know the Father intimately, our faith will grow
by leaps and bounds. Stay consistent and determined and there will be
very little that the “enemy of our souls” will be able to do to stop us or
to waiver us in our faith.
Seek God with all of your heart and soul and grow your faith to Great
Join me next week with:
The Building Blocks of Faith –
“The Renewing of Your Mind”
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