“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:17.
Faith is the evidence of the things we hope for and our actions are the evidence of our faith. Faith is power that gives us access to unlimited blessings from God. Jesus shared and showed the power of faith throughout His ministry.
To a desperate woman:
“Then Jesus answered, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.” Matt 15:28.
To passionate friends:
“Some men brought to him a paralytic, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” Matt 9:2.
To a blind man:
“Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” Luke 18:42.
To His disciples in training:
“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12.
Jesus taught about the negative result of a faithless heart. “He did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.” Matthew 13:58. Lack of faith blocks miracles and limit possibilities. Vance Havner wrote, “Faith is more like a verb than a noun…. Faith accepts the Word of God, affirms confidence in that Word, and acts upon it.”
Faith involves believing, seeing, and stepping. What you believe for you will see as possible and what you see as possible you will have the guts to step into. Take a step of faith today.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Read the Bible in One Year: 1 Chronicles 4-6; John 6:1-21