“Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). How much faith is needed to accomplish God’s perfect and complete will for your purpose in life? Our Lord Jesus Christ said that a small amount of faith can move mountains: “For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain (problem), ‘move from here to there,’ and it will move.’” Trusting in the Lord God is the beginning of faith for He is our faith. Being in the presence of God will guide your way toward moving the mountains in your way. To have faith is to relinquish trust in oneself and to put that trust in another.
To increase your faith, you must pray and trust in the Lord God for a divine answer that may be large or small and that the answer you receive be His perfect and complete will for you. Spend time daily thanking God for His perfect will for your life. “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).
Scriptural Verses for Meditation:
“Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:3-4)
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
“Jesus said to them, ‘My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.’” (John 4:34)
“So, when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, “The will of the Lord be done.” (Acts 21:14)
“… for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13)
“For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.” (Mark 3:35)
“And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, (Peter) and said to him, ‘O you of little faith, why did you doubt?’” (Matthew 14:31)
“So Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain,’ ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea, it will be done.’” (Matthew 21:21)
“So, Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Have faith in God.’” (Mark 11:22)
“Then He (Jesus) said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.’” (Luke 7:50)
“Then He (Jesus) took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you.’”
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
“So, then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17)
“Therefore, by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.” (Hebrews 13:15)
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2)
“Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sets on the throne, who lives forever and ever.” (Revelation 4:9)
Heavenly Father, because of You I can go to bed knowing that being in Your presence will guide my way and move mountains. Thank You for the comfort and hope that You give me day-by-day. Lord, help me to let go of needing to understand everything. Help me to trust in You with all my heart and lean not in my own understanding. Help me to accept Your purpose and will for my life. Heavenly Father, my faith and hope come from You. Keep me moving toward my eternal heavenly home. In the Lord Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Scripture verses are taken from the New King James Version of the Holy Bible.
By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Contributor for Moments and Scriptural Readings; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.