Building Faith for Big Things

Beyond Belief

In life, we all encounter obstacles that seem insurmountable. However, as believers, we have the promise that anything is possible with God. This assurance is rooted in the Word of God, particularly in 1 John 2:24-25, where we are reminded to remain faithful and trust in the promise of eternal life. Just as we make promises to our children to build anticipation and faith, God’s promises are already released and on a mission for us. We need to stay faithful until we encounter them.

Just as the Promised Land was already waiting for the Israelites, God’s promises are already available to us. We sometimes wait for the promise to come to us while God is waiting for us to come to the promise. The promise of a Messiah was fulfilled through Jesus on the Cross, providing us with eternal life. Jesus is the confirmation that God’s promises to us are Yes and Amen.

We all face mountain-sized obstacles in life, and it often seems easier said than done to believe that faith can move mountains. However, faith is the key to seeing these obstacles removed. Mark 11:23 reminds us that with faith, we can move mountains, but it requires unwavering belief. Jesus even said that those who believe in Him will do greater works. This challenges us to develop our faith and pursue a life of greater works.

Scripture repeatedly emphasizes that nothing is impossible with God. Verses from Mark 14:36, Luke 1:37, Jeremiah 32:17, Job 42:2, Genesis 18:14, and Numbers 11:23 reassure us of God’s unlimited power and His ability to make the impossible possible. No matter how impossible the situation may seem, God can intervene.

While God can do anything, it does not provide a blank check for our desires. Jesus exemplified this in His prayer in the garden of Gethsemane, surrendering to God’s will. We can understand God’s will by seeking it in His Word. 1 John 5:14-15 assures us that if we ask according to His will, He hears us and grants our requests. However, discerning God’s specific will may require a personal relationship with Him as we navigate timing, plans, and other people’s circumstances.

We must cultivate faith that surpasses our circumstances. Peter’s experience of walking on water in Matthew 14:30-32 teaches us that when he focused on the wind and waves, his faith faltered. Faith should change our circumstances, not be dictated by them. Circumstantial faith limits our potential, whereas unwavering faith brings about supernatural possibilities.

Our faith grows as we develop it through small victories. Matthew 17:19-20 tells us that even faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains. We should start by building our faith in God’s ability to address minor issues before confronting more significant challenges. Zechariah 4:10 encourages us to appreciate every small beginning, as the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. This process involves prayer, fasting, and seeking personal revelation.

Final Thought:

As we reflect on the miracles we have witnessed in our own lives, we must remember that seemingly impossible situations often precede these miraculous interventions. We should not base our faith on past responses to prayer but continue to pray according to God’s Word. Building faith for small miracles establishes a foundation for greater ones. Let us embrace the truth that anything is possible with God, and rather than allowing circumstances to determine our faith, let our faith dictate our circumstances. With God, we are more than able to conquer the mountains before us.

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