“…all things are possible to him that believeth.”—Mark 9:23 (KJV)
Imagine facing something you would say was impossible to get through…we have all been there at one time or another. The father in the story that this verse is attached to was facing something that had him totally frustrated. His son was completely taken over by a demon spirit. (Now, I do not know your opinion of the reality of demons—that is an issue for another time)
The point is, no matter what you are facing, you can make it through by having faith or believing. It is not enough to say you believe or have faith—it is what you say and do while you believe. Both faith and believe are words that requires action. There is no way to do either without some effort on our part. That effort may be seen or not but it is required nonetheless.
The Bible tells us that “…that faith without works is dead…” Does that mean that a person who does a lot of “works” is a person of faith? Not necessarily. But it does mean that someone who has Bible faith is a person who put action to their faith! One way we can put action to our faith is through using the God-given right and ability to use words.
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.—Mark 11:22-24 (KJV)
Jesus spoke to the fig tree and it responded. He told His disciples, and us, that we could do the same thing if we would “Have faith in God”; He also encourages us to believe on another level when He said: “As far as possibilities go, everything is possible for the person who believes.”—Mark 9:23 (God’s Word Translation). We have to believe, what’s more, it is our responsibility to believe.
However, we can only act and thereby receive to the level of our believing. Jesus told the blind men, “According to your faith be it unto you.”—Matthew 9:29 (KJV). If we don’t believe our words make a difference, we won’t use them responsibly and purposefully. Let us remember that the scriptures teach us that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…”—Proverbs 18:21 (KJV).
Therefore, let us raise our level of believing by using our words to influence our lives and environment…becoming the co-creators of our world for good. Believe me, this pleases God!Have Faith1st ©2013 Faith1st Ministries
- Turning the Impossible into Possibility (faith1stministries.com)
- It’s Not Your Mind but Your Spirit (faith1stministries.com)
- The Measure of Faith (promisebook.net)
- Living Faith: Facts vs. Truth (faith1stministries.com)
- Busy Hands for God (thepauls.wordpress.com)