“I assure you that whoever tells this hill to get up and throw itself in the sea and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. For this reason, I tell you: when you pray and ask for something, believe that you have received it, and you will be given whatever you ask for.” ~Mark 11:23-24, Good News Bible
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” ~2 Corinthians 5:7
As followers of Christ, we’ve been called to take every step in our lives by faith because God is totally in control. Indeed, he is in control even when things seem out of control to the human eyes. That’s why it is said that as Christians, we walk by faith and not by sight. In simple terms, it is what God says about your situation that matters. What you hear and see does not really matter before God, the Father of Creation. For sure, you’ve read the scripture where Jesus is telling his followers that everything is possible for God and to the man who believes in his unlimited power over heaven and earth (Matthew 19:26). Hence, you need not to entertain doubts or worries in your heart because God is willing and able to intervene in your situation.
Faith is the key to obtain from God all what he has promised to give us.
The saying that as Christians, we ought to walk by faith and not by sight sounds simple. Truth be told, it is far from being simple as we hear it sounding. Walking by faith and not by sight requires tremendous courage and strength. Embracing this scripture means that you are willing to be misunderstood, persecuted, insulted, and even abandoned by your close ones. Such will make you appear abnormal before the human eyes and also sound abnormal to their ears. In simple terms, you’ll appear as a fool before many. However, the benefits of walking by faith are so heavy for a single individual to carry. That is, walking by faith will release heavenly grace, blessings, and favor on you and your household. Those who walk by faith live to testify the goodness of God in their lives and in those of their children.
What is faith?
Faith is a supernatural gift from God which reassures us of His sovereign power and control over everything that happens in our lives on Earth and in that to come. It is the Christian tool that renders the impossible possible through God’s power. It is capable of changing situations and restoring joy and happiness in the midst of God’s children. Faith is the evidence of things not seen and the substance of things hoped for. It is the link between the natural and the supernatural. We can as well perceive it as the complete trust in God’s yet unfulfilled promises. A person cannot please God without faith. Faith and believe are complementary. Up to some extent, we can say that faith is believing the God will bring to accomplishment all what His Word tells us. This is because God’s Word never fails. He is one with His Word.
Stepping out by faith and changing situations for the best
The believe in our heart makes up for the spiritual power which can be released through our mouths by faith to overcome every circumstance contrary to God’s will in our lives. The words from our mouths when empowered by faith in Christ have the ability to move mountains and dry oceans. Remember that it was with words that God created heaven and earth together with its content. And with the victory that Christ gave us on the cross at Calvary, we can speak things into existence through faith. Bring in prayers as you speak the words from your heart through your mouth before the throne of God, Father of Creation. Always remember the words of Christ in Mark 11:23-24: “I assure you that whoever tells this hill to get up and throw itself in the sea and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. For this reason, I tell you: when you pray and ask for something, believe that you have received it, and you will be given whatever you ask for.”
Christ portrays God as a Father who hears and answers prayers. He is not deaf that He will not hear you. He is not blind that He will not see your tears of sorrow and suffering. Behold, God is more than ever willing and ready to hear and answer us when we call to Him in sincerity just as the prophets of the Old Testament pointed out. He is a good helper who will not leave those who are faithful to Him without a blessing. Remain faithful to God and you will be counted among His own. He will love you, and locate you in His mercy and favor. And for sure, once God locates a person in His mercy and favor, the story changes for the best. The story of Job and Solomon testify to this.
In addition, Christ is preparing a place in heaven for all those who will remain faithful until the end of time. That’s why we hereby write to encourage you in the faith. Always keep in mind that God is aware of your suffering and that He will not leave you without a blessing. He is aware of the persecutions coming your way in the name of the gospel. Hold steadfast and He will give you the strength to overcome them. God is aware of your poverty status and He will not leave you without a blessing.
Speaking words of faith over your life
Just as we previously mentioned, the words from our mouths have the power to change every situation for the best through Christ. Let’s support this saying by reading from Proverbs 18:20-21: “You will have to live with the consequences of everything that you say. What you say can preserve life or destroy it; so you must accept the consequences of your words.”
Having this in mind, a wise man will use words unto his advantage. Instead of speaking troubles over your life, reject them and speak success in the name of Jesus Christ. Reject to dwell on failures and worries but rather put your trust in God, knowing full well that he will intervene and turn things for your advantage. Speak words of faith in the name of Jesus Christ over every situation that is overwhelming you and stressing you out. Ask God for the necessary strength to overcome all the challenges and temptations directed by the devil. You can start by familiarizing yourself with the best bible verses about strength.