“Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). 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 be His perfect and complete will for you. Spent time daily thanking God for His perfect will in your life. “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).
“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 His, 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.”
“…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 women, ‘Your faith has saved you. God 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.’” (Matthew 26:27)
“For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20)
“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)
“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)
These Scripture verses given to you are promises from our LORD God to be received by
Faith. We must seek to grow in faith as we mature, keeping this great truth “For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am there in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20) in the forefront of our minds that we can be encouraged to pray together for Jesus to accomplish His purposes and return for His bride soon.
Heavenly Father, help us to be joyful in hope, patient in affection, and faithful in prayer. Lord, fill us with Your joy, peace, and hope as we trust in You by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:12,15:13). Lord our God, You are our refuge and strength, and our help in trouble (Psalm 46:2). Lord, please keep us in your acceptable and perfect will now and forever. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
All Scripture verses are taken from the New King James Version of the Holy Bible.
By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Volunteer Contributor for Moments of Mediation and Scripture Readings; email: email@example.com.