“If You can?’ All things are possible for the one who believes”
I love teaching about faith in God. My spirit is edified each time I delve into the Scriptures. Many people are facing difficult times. I believe if Christ were walking the earth today, He would say to His followers the same thing He said to the disciples many years ago, “Do not be afraid, only believe” (Mark 5:36). Throughout the Gospels Jesus would encourage His disciples and followers “If You can?’ All things are possible for the one who believes” (Mark 9:23). It is possible for the power of God to be so manifested in your life that you will never be the same.
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In the midst of uncertainty, your faith can and will be challenged. In my early walk with the Lord it could have been said of me “Oh, ye of little faith.” I didn’t know what faith was until I yielded myself wholly unto the Lord, trusting Him in everything. I decided to take God at His Word that “all things are possible for the one who believes.”
Hebrews 11:1-2 says, “Now faith is the certainty of things hoped for, a proof of things not seen. For by it the people of old gained approval.” What was I hoping for in my Christian walk?
There is a reality of God’s Word beyond what our natural minds can comprehend. I believe that’s why Paul prayed for the church at Ephesus “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the boundless greatness of His power toward us who believe. “, as well as praying for all of the churches he founded. Knowing God and the hope of His calling transformed will transform your life.
One of my favorite Scriptures is found in Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; and, Hebrews 10:3. It reads, “But the righteous one will live by faith.” Living by faith should be the aspiration of every believer.
No man can live beyond his belief! The greatest loss in life is the loss of belief! The greatest challenge in life is to believe in the midst of life itself.Dr. Myles Munroe, Rediscovering Faith, Understanding the Nature of Kingdom Living
In Rediscovering Faith: Understanding the Nature of Kingdom Living, Dr. Munroe makes several assertions that resonate with what we are facing as individuals and a nation. He said, “Much of what we call faith today is simply convenient expectation! In other words, we only believe what we want, expect, and are willing to accept. Our belief is based on what we define and interpret as good, right, and acceptable; and therefore, instead of believing in the sovereign nature and omniscient perspective of the Creator, our faith is only valid as long as our experiences are in keeping with our definition of good.”
The Word of God encourages every believer to put their trust in God for their future. As I read these statements my mind and heart iIt is stirred to pray because many people are facing uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only that many people are losing heart because of the outcome of the 2020 election.
God has much to say about placing your trust in man or human wisdom. “It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in people “ (Psalm 118:8). We are also told “
Paul instructs the church not to put their faith in the wisdom of men but in the power of God (Corinthians 2:5). We would do well to do the same in this chaotic time. Although man’s intentions may be good, there’s always the potential that the desired outcome may not manifest.
The Christian faith must be of the quality that can stand the test of disappointments—the unexpected crisis moments and the loss of everything you hold dear. Below are several questions I have personally had to face along this journey of faith:
- What kind of faith do you have?
- Can you believe in the dark what you were told in the light?
- Can you still believe in something after losing everything?
- Can you believe in hope even when hope stops believing in you?
- When in doubt can you have faith?
My hope is that these posts will ignite the kind of belief in you that will propel you through life and position you with a faith that c It is my desire that you begin living at a level of life that does not get bogged down in the constant changes of life on earth.
Notes: All scriptures are take from the New American Standard Bible (NASB).
- Munroe, M, (2009). Rediscovering Faith, Understanding the Nature of Kingdom Living, Destiny Image.