Giving God the glory
In Hebrews 11:1 of “The James Moffatt translation of the Bible”, faith is defined as follows: “Now faith means that we are confident of what we hope for, convinced of what we do not see.”
As we release our faith for supernatural miracles and provision, we must be confident that God is a miracle-working God and able to perform the thing we hope for.
We must be convinced that He is the God of the impossible, the God of no failure and the God of limitless power. We must be confident, He is the same God who delivered Daniel from the lion’s den, the same God who parted the Red Sea, the same God who raised Jairus’s daughter from the dead, and the same God who raised Jesus from the dead.
Acts 14:8-10 NKJV states, “And in Lystra, a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother’s womb, and had never walked. This man heard Paul speaking. Paul observing him intently and seeing that he had FAITH to be healed, said with a loud voice “Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leapt and walked.”
As I look at this scripture, I observed that this miracle took place in the town of Lystra. (The name Lystra means ransomed or set free.)
This man was without strength and was born crippled having never walked. He needed to be ransomed or set free. Before hearing the man of God, he did not have the faith or confidence to hope that he could ever walk. He was not convinced of what he did not see.
When Paul spoke the word of the Lord in Lystra, the lame man listened intently. His spirit man was awakened. Hope was stirred and faith arose in his heart. He gained the confidence to receive a miracle.
What heightened his faith? It was the preached Word of God. Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” As we continue to hear, read and study the Word of God, our faith will rise to the level of believing we can be ransomed or set free from whatever situation or circumstance we are facing.
We will be convinced of the bigness of our God and confident of the fact that He is the God of all power.
Let faith arise!