“And when he saw their faith...” Luke 5:20
Do you know what moves the hand of God? This may surprise you, but God is not moved by complaining and self-pity. He’s not even moved by our needs. Yes, He is concerned about our needs and yes, He wants to meet our needs, but we have to do our part and invite Him to work in our lives by exercising our faith.
When Jesus walked the earth, oftentimes right before He healed someone, the Bible says, “When He saw their faith...” So I ask you today, can God see your faith?
When God sees you doing everything you can to get well; when He sees you getting to work a little earlier because you really want that promotion; when He sees you bite your tongue to keep the peace in your house; when He sees you help others when you really need more help than they do; when God sees your faith, that’s when extraordinary things will begin to happen. Faith opens the door for God to move. So demonstrate your faith today and watch the hand of God move in every area of your life!
So, are you hungry for more of God in your life? The scripture also tells us that faith opens the door for Him to move on our behalf. Faith is what pleases Him. It gives substance to the things we hope for and makes them tangible ~Hebrews 11:1. We’ve all been given a measure of faith, but it’s up to each of us to put it into action. Notice today’s verse starts by saying, “Now faith.” It’s not “later” faith or “one day” faith. We have to have faith for today, right now.
Father, thank You for the gift of faith. I choose today to believe Your Word which is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I choose to exercise my faith and let the world see that I’m trusting You. Search my heart and remove anything that is displeasing to You. Show me how to continue to grow in faith so I can be pleasing to You in every area of my life.I bless You today and always in Jesus’ name. Amen.