I know how frustrating it can be to take your eyes off Jesus and get completely overcome with the opposition, we at times face. In this great supernatural walk with Jesus Christ, I have come to learn that the opposition that we meet are not always solved by Him but through us. For God did not enrich us so that we would always call upon Him as people having nothing.
And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? -Mark 4:37-40 KJV
There’s a lot we can learn from this story. One of the things that strike me the most is that the people who were in the boat with Jesus called Him for help, yet Jesus considered that they were without faith. Most of us believe that we’re in the faith if we simply just call upon Jesus if that was true then Jesus wouldn’t be fair by claiming that they didn’t have faith.
Here are few things you should know about faith in order to gain more insight to why Jesus considered that they were without faith:
- Faith is especially not intimidated by physical appearance.
- Faith matter fact considers physical appearances as an illusion (distraction).
- Faith doesn’t pray out of fear but our of assurance and confidence in God.
- Faith knows and is convinced that God is Almighty.
- Faith knows that God sees him and that God is in control.
- Faith doesn’t cry for help but it proclaims God’s power or creates change.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear… -Romans 8:15 KJV
Free yourself from the intimidation of opposition by having faith in God. Jesus said:
…Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he have whatsoever he saith. -Mark 11:22-23 KJV
Often we wait for God to remove the opposition we meet on our journey of faith, while God is waiting for us to use the power and authority he has given to all who put their faith in God.
We need to revolt against doubt, flesh and all voices of disbelief in us by being consistent in looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.
May God increase our Faith!
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