Written by: André and Jenny Roebert
Article source: JOY! Magazine
It can be very disheartening when we bring our requests to the Lord, speak words of faith, but don’t see the results that we’re believing for. What’s the deal? Are we doing something wrong? Why isn’t our faith working? Does God only answer certain prayers for certain people?
Unclear understanding of faith
Let us seek the answers to these questions from the Word of God. I’m believing to help you get a clear understanding of how to see your faith go to work and do exactly what the Bible says it should do. The thing is, sometimes our foundation of what faith really is, how to get it, and how to put it to work is a little weak and uncertain. So, let’s briefly begin there, before we move on to the reasons why our faith possibly isn’t producing the results that we know it should be producing.
What is faith?
Hebrews 11:1 tells us: “Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].” In other words, faith is a spiritual force that has the power to reach into the spiritual realm, take a hold of whatever God’s Word has promised, and bring it into our natural world.
We know that we live in a fallen world
Because of sin, this world is full of lack, devastation, and heartache. But for those of us who have chosen to surrender to the Lordship of Jesus, through faith, we are expected to live above the problems of the life we had before we knew Him. Faith is what causes us to continuously overcome and live in victory. This is the life that Jesus went to the Cross for us to have. That’s why Hebrews 11:6 says that without faith, it’s impossible to please God. What pleases Him? Seeing us appropriate everything He and His Son sacrificed for us to have and enjoy! But we can’t do that without faith.
How do we get faith?
Well, the Bible tells us that God has given each of us a measure of faith. Once we become part of His family, we are expected to increase that measure by spending time meditating on the truth of God’s Word through the indwelling Holy Spirit. He is the One who teaches us and makes the Word come alive inside of us to produce the spiritual force of faith.
André and Jenny Roebert are the founders of Faith Broadcasting Network South Africa. For more info visit: myfaithtv.com
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