What Is Faith? 6
“AND JESUS having returned to Capernaum, after some days it was rumored about that He was in the house [probably Peter’s]. And so many people gathered together there that there was no longer room [for them], not even around the door; and He was discussing the Word. Then they came, bringing a paralytic to Him, who had been picked up and was being carried by four men. And when they could not get him to a place in front of Jesus because of the throng, they dug through the roof above Him; and when they had scooped out an opening, they let down the [thickly padded] quilt or mat upon which the paralyzed man lay. And when Jesus saw their faith [their confidence in God through Him], He said to the paralyzed man, Son, your sins are forgiven [you] and put away [that is, the penalty is remitted, the sense of guilt removed, and you are made upright and in right standing with God].” Mark 2:1-5 (AMP)
Our opening scripture reveals to us that faith can be seen in our actions. The men in our opening scripture expressed their faith in the power of Jesus to heal their friend by doing everything possible including digging through the roof to get their paralyzed friend to Jesus so he could be healed. This visible expression of their faith got the attention of Jesus and the Bible says that Jesus saw their faith and He ministered to the man and he got healed.
Following the example of the men in our opening scripture, I encourage you to put your faith to work today by intentionally speaking and acting based on the Word of God in spite of contrary circumstances.
In the Name of Jesus, I declare that I am who God says I am. I can do what God says I can do and I have what God says I have. Amen.
For further study, read:
Mark 2:1-12, Luke 5:20.
Doing the Word
Start speaking and acting on the Word of God consistently.