Increasing Your Faith

Day 3 of 3 • This day’s reading


Exercise Faith

Faith is like a muscle. It grows stronger as it is stressed. When your faith is tested, tried, and stretched, it is expanding for greater capacity. Trusting in God and believing in His sovereignty in this world and in your life is how you exercise the faith that He has given you. When you continuously trust Him by walking out and acting faithfully upon His Word and by remembering His wonderful deeds in gratitude, you are expanding the opportunities for your faith to increase. 

In the book of Matthew, there's a story about an army officer's servant who was sick. The man goes to Jesus and tells him about his servant who is dying, asking that Jesus heal him. Jesus tells this officer that he will heal his servant. But the army officer replies to Jesus, "I'm not good enough for you to come into my house. Just give the order, and my servant will be fine. I'm a man who takes orders and gives orders. I can say to one of them 'Go!' and he goes. I can say to another, 'Come!' and he comes." The Bible says that Jesus marveled at the man's faith and that He had not found faith so great anywhere in Israel. This was a man who had true faith. He understood Jesus was Lord, and even though he had not had a lot of exposure to Jesus, immediately he had great faith. So great that Jesus marveled at it. 

Do you want faith like the army officer? We grow in faith as we prove and live out the Word of God – as we exercise our faith and put it into action. It is then that you see God's faithfulness on display. God works through means. So you can't ask God to do something and then not work in coordination with what He's ordained in order to answer your request. 

In the book of Romans, Paul says, "No one can have faith without hearing the message about Christ." By reading God's Word, He increases your faith. You need to know His message to have faith. God produces faith in your soul by His work and transformation in you. 

I encourage you to know His Word, to believe and trust in His Word so that your faith will increase. Despite your current situation or fears at this moment, believe the promises God has for you. Remember His past faithfulness in your life as a reminder that He doesn't change. He will remain faithful until the end. 

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