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How to unleash your faith and change your situation!

How much faith do I need? Keys to victorious faith Inspirational blog

Lately I have gotten a flood of emails regarding those who are concerned about their future. I even picked up my local newspaper this weekend and read a letter sent into a minister asking “why?” Why seems to be the word I hear repeatedly. Why is this happening in my life? Why is God not doing something? This takes us right where the Word of God is and tells us that “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) Notice first it says NOW faith, that is faith for the right now, whatever your right now is…. Healing, finances, restoration of a relationship. Whatever you need right now – you have to have NOW faith. Second notice it says faith is the substance. The word substance according to the dictionary means the essential part of a thing. So this is saying Now faith is the essential part of a thing hoped for. It is essential you have faith. Without faith the word says it is impossible to please God. (Hebrews 11:6) Why? I have often thought about that. Why is it impossible to please God without faith? Simply because if you do not have faith to believe, how can you even believe He exists? How can you believe all that Jesus did for you on Calvary? If you read the entirety of that scripture it says “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” God rewards our faith and rewards us as we diligently seek him. Our faith is the substance we have which brings about what we are hoping for. We must have faith in what God will do!  The Bible talks about faith over and over again hundreds of times. “According to your faith will it be done to you” (Matthew 9:29) “Have faith in God,” (Mark 11:22) “he had faith to be healed.” (Acts 14:9) are just a very fraction of examples.

Jesus told us in Matthew 7:20 “if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Very simply He tells us “if” you have faith of a mustard seed. Do you know how small a mustard seed is- it is very tiny, about one-sixteenth in diameter! Now that is small! But Jesus said that is all the faith you need to move a mountain. So what is a mountain? Anything in your life you need moved! So if your faith is one sixteenth in diameter as the mustard seed Jesus Himself said even with the tiny amount of faith all you have to do is what? SAY MOVE!!!! And Jesus said if you have this small amount of faith and “Say” move then NOTHING will be impossible for you! Nothing! Now lets don’t miss the important points here. First I know you have faith that small because you believe God is your father right? So that is established you have faith (plus Romans 12:3 tells us God has given every person “the measure of faith” they need!) So the faith part is done, ok now all that is left for you and I to do is – say! We are to speak to our situation! Tell it to move and with our tiny bit of faith believing that God is taking care of it! When we believe and speak Jesus said NOTHING is impossible! NOTHING and Jesus does not lie! Also notice the picture above, that is a mustard tree! That small seed grew that big tree. Your small seed of faith can grow into something that large – larger than your situation!

But let’s go back to the “why” questions I have been hearing so much. Child of God you and I must always remember the Word works – ALL the time! However we must work the word. How much? Day in and day out. Think about this, how much do you go to work? 20, 40, 60 hours a week? Let’s just use the small amount here 20 hours a week. Now how much time do you “work” the Word? How much time a week do you and I continually declare in faith and speak the Word of God over our situation and tell the “mountain” to move? If we are not spending time in our Word, and spending time with our Father every day equal to other things in our lives, then how can we even say the Word does not work. Or faith does not work. When we put in equal time with working the Word over our lives that we do working to obtain money for our bills, then we will see some great changes come!

All our Father wants is for us to know Him and His word and stand on it. The Word of God is our instruction manual on how to get out of the situation we are in. We have it here for us, but we must read it and apply it to our lives to see change come. Faith will remain useless and powerless unless we exercise it all day every day. We must get the Word in our mouths and work it until the situation changes. That is what faith is; believing and speaking until it changes.

{Know someone who is facing hard times? The Drying Pot; And The Refining Fires Necessary To Become A Vessel Used By God}