Thought for Today
Faith is Demonstrative
“And they come unto him, bringing
one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press,
they uncovered the roof where he was:
and when they had broken it up,
they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
When Jesus saw their faith…”
The folly of the religious world with the idea that faith can be reduced to a “statement of faith”, hung on a wall, discussed at will and held within the intellect is an indictment of our generation.
Faith is the dynamic living expression of Christ Himself within the life of His own. It is the power to produce expressions that affect His moving in the situations of life. They tore the roof apart and broke into the meeting because of the power of love for their friend and their faith in God! Faith is that which is demonstrative in the sight of God. It is the very assurance of our living hope (Hebrews 11:1). It is the divine enablement to please, honor and validate our confidence in God. It is not a teaching, doctrine or some vain religious hope; FAITH is HIS life within moving us to His fulfillment.
To the disciples who marveled at the withering fig tree:
“And Jesus answering saith unto them,
Have faith in God”
Regardless of the situation each one of His own are facing at this moment the answer and the victory is our faith. “This IS the victory… even our faith” (1 John 5:4). This is not about trying to work up a faith; it is about seeking the One who is the “author and finisher” of our faith. It is His life, His person and by His love dwelling within our hearts that faith arises through the hearing of His word. Do not be discouraged or dismayed for He is come to be unto us our Saviour in every situation. Blessed be the name of the Lord!
“Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher of our faith”