Made for More: Faith
Faith- The substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.
It’s the faith to speak and declare situations to turn around.
We don’t all have it, but we can experience it by the holy spirit.
Key Scripture: Matthew 17:14-20
"14At the foot of the mountain, a large crowd was waiting for them. A man came and knelt before Jesus and said, “15Lord, have mercy on my son. He has seizures and suffers terribly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16So I brought him to your disciples, but they couldn’t heal him.” 17Jesus said,“You faithless and corrupt people! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” 18Then Jesus rebuked the demon in the boy, and it left him. From that moment the boy was well. 19Afterward the disciples asked Jesus privately, “Why couldn’t we cast out that demon?” “20You don’t have enough faith,”Jesus told them.“I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”"
Things that can get in the way of our gift of faith
· Expectation from others, which then turns into a performance
· Replication, where we have seen it done before and we feel we should be able to do it too
· Doubt, where the devil makes us feel we are disqualified because of things we have done in the past and the only thing at the end of my faith is forgiveness and redemption.
These all will cause us to miss our call!
It is possible that we can operate in out gifts and have no power!
It doesn’t take much to have more, we must acknowledge what we already have
Our call is to make disciples and we must be the example to create the other disciples
We are not hungry and thirsty enough for it and when we are hungry we will eat anything
We are content with just being saved and forget the faith to do works
We must have faith the size of a mustard seed to experience our gift in the manner in which GOD proportioned it to us.
God gives us a choice to act (life) or not to act (death)- Faith without works(acts) is dead!