You must have faith to stand and believe for your miracle of marriage restoration! What is faith? Two words can describe faith: sure and certain. Faith is believing in God’s character – He is who He says He is. The second point regarding faith is believing in God’s promises – He will DO what He says.
How would you rate your walking in faith every day? The Bible tells us that we don’t need great faith, just a small amount of faith. Do you have faith the size of a mustard seed?
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see…. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:1, 6
When was the last time you read the whole chapter of Hebrews 11? Let me urge you today as part of your devotions to read this powerful chapter in the Bible. When I started standing, I did not understand faith.
One Sunday, I went to the altar, praying and crying for Bob’s heart to be changed and for all my circumstances I was facing. An older, saintly woman, whom I knew, came up and started praying for me. She kept saying, “Charlyne, have faith in God. He will get you through all these circumstances. He can heal your wounded and broken heart. He can touch and change Bob. You just need to have faith!” I told her that I did not have ANY faith. She quickly responded, “Yes, you do! Do you believe you have eternal life?” I answered, “Of course.” She replied, “Then you have faith!”
“But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” Hebrews 10:38
Are you starting to see the picture that I am drawing for you today? We get into our car, turn the key and have faith that it is going to start. We walk into our living room and sit on the sofa without checking it out first because we have faith it will hold us. I may sound silly, but I want you to understand that we walk around all day believing in objects. I want you to believe that you already have enough faith, to trust in what the Lord wants to do for your marriage.
He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” Matthew 13:31-32
A mustard seed is very tiny and that is the exact size of faith that you need to start praying and believing for your miracle of marriage restoration. Do you have that much faith in God?
I am going to say it again: You must have Faith! You need to have faith to pray for your child who is sick, confident that your Lord God will answer your prayers. You need to have faith to pray that your Lord will intervene and help you in your financial problems. If you receive bad news that your mother, father, or a loved one has an incurable disease, are you going to be the one to have faith for the Lord to open the door sometime that you will be able to talk to them about accepting Jesus Christ as Savior? Do you have faith to pray that your Lord will heal them? Do you have faith that your Lord can touch and change your spouse’s hardened heart?
When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.” “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment. Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, 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.” Matthew 17:14-21
What a powerful scripture! Read it again. We must have faith. You must take that leap of faith as you did the day you accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of your life. Choose to live by faith every day of your life. To be a Christian, you must have faith.
For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
How can you continue to increase your faith? Start growing in the Lord. You can read God’s Word daily, read Christian books and listen to Christian radio or television. Let me share a scripture that tells you how to do it easily.
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. Romans 10:17
Comment below and tell me one area where you need more faith. I can’t wait to pray for you!