By faith ...
Jesus told his disciples “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” Matthew 17:20 and again in Matthew 21:21
I use to ask God regularly to increase my faith. It took several years before I realized my request for an increase of faith was a sign of my unbelief. I wasn’t trusting in what I possessed the moment I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior. “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
I’ve had to learn the discipline of prayer and reading the Bible so that my faith rests not on what I see, but on God’s power. The power of God that is displayed by those in the Old and New Testaments. I Corinthians 2:4-5
Hebrews 11 is often referred to as the "Hall of Faith". It is a list of God’s chosen people from the Old Testament who God used in order to display his power through signs and wonders. It tells of miracles that were initiated because of faith in what they did not see and what they did not understand.
Their faith was in God alone by believing at the moment, what was both seen and unseen. They didn’t ask for an increase of faith. They trusted God when he spoke. Most just wanted God to be with them when they took the steps to do what God was asking them to do.
In some instances, their steps appear to be small and insignificant and for others, God’s requests resulted in a display of epic proportions. Regardless, each took one step at a time. It was because of a bit of faith in the God of gods that, “the rest is history.”
Here’s a list of the faithful actions seen in Hebrews 11 that resulted in incredible miracles. By trusting in God Almighty with one simple step of faith generation after generation has benefited, including yours and mine. Full chapter: Hebrews 11
Verse 4: Able brought to God.
Verse 5: Enoch pleased God
Verse 6: Enoch believed God exists.
Verse 7: Noah obeyed God and built.
Verse 8 Abraham obeyed God. He left his home to go. He went.
Verse 9: Abraham lived there and so did Isaac and Jacob.
Verse 10: Abraham was confident.
Verse 11: Sarah believed.
Verse 13: All died believing.
Verse 17: Abraham offered.
Verse 17: Abraham was ready to sacrifice.
Verse 20: Isaac promised blessings.
Verse 21: Jacob blessed.
Verse 22: Joseph said.
Verse 22: Joseph commanded.
Verse 23: Moses’s parents hid him.
Verse 24: Moses refused.
Verse 25: Moses chose.
Verse 26: Moses suffered.
Verse 27: Moses left.
Verse 27: Moses didn’t fear.
Verse 27: Moses kept going.
Verse 27: Moses kept his eyes on the One.
Verse 28: Moses commanded.
Verse 28: Moses kept the passover and sprinkled.
Verse 29: Israel went.
Verse 30: Israel marched.
Verse 31: Rahab refused.
Are you waiting for a prayer to be answered? Are you lacking faith, just a little faith, to receive your miracle? Look at the list below and choose which one of these steps you need to take in order to receive your miracle:
Bring to God
Build for God
Leave something or someone or somewhere for God
Stay when God says stay
Do for God
Be confident in God
Offer to God
Promise a blessing to someone
Say something to someone
Keep something close to your heart until God says otherwise
Choose God’s way, not mans
Suffer for God
Fear God, nothing or no one else
Keep going for God
Keep marching forward for God
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