Power of the Gospel (4)
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says- Mark 11:23
You must understand a step by step progression in spiritual matters; faith grows in stages. If you cannot believe God to heal you of headache, how will you believe Him even for a bigger miracle? How can a woman who never came to church to hear God's word now claim to believe God so much as to disagree with the doctors when she was told she can only have her baby through caesarean section? Life is in progression and we must know that everything in life requires a step-by-step approach.
Many are hoping for a day when their faith will suddenly turn to a 'big' faith. No! Your faith life starts when you believe God for little things. It takes several intermittent steps to grow your faith. Life itself is intermittent; your life involves steps. Apply your faith to situations that look little; start using your faith on things that are not life-threatening. This woman with the issue of blood was hopeful; she had hope based on what she heard about the Messiah. She heard that the Messiah is anointed so she came to the crowd with optimism that the garment of Jesus must also be anointed.
Beloved, there is nothing God cannot do in your life if your faith is connected to it; there is no trouble that God does not have an answer to. This woman's hope was raised; her level of optimism was raised because of what she was told. Faith needs something to rest on; that is hope. There is no point talking about faith to a man who is hopeless. Believers are people of hope because we know we have a God who can fix our problems.
Prayer: Oh Lord, I raised my level of expectation because I know my better days are ahead of me. Because I know from the word that all my needs are met in Christ, I exercise my faith and receive healing from the crown of my head to the sole of my feet in Jesus Name.
Further Reading: Mark 5:25-34; Hebrew 11:1; Proverbs 4:18
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Daniel 8:1-27; 1 John 2:1-17; Psalm 120:1-7; Proverbs 28:25-26