March 22

Numbers 33:40-35:34; Luke 5:12-28; Psalm 65:1-13; Proverbs 11:23

Can your faith be seen? People often ask, “What is faith?” Others will tell you in trying situations, “Keep the faith” or “Have Faith”. Without a full knowledge of how God operates, these phrases can sound like empty, religious statements.

Faith begins where the will of God is known. What you should know is: If you know at least one promise from God’s Word, you have faith. The key is: will you act on it?  If you don’t act on it, it means nothing.

These men had a friend who was paralyzed. They desired to see him healed. They heard that Jesus was teaching nearby but they had to get their friend to Jesus. You see, they had information that Jesus was the healer but if they had not acted on it, their friend would have remained on that mat. Their faith had action!

With the house completely blocked, they took shingles off the roof and lowered their friend down in front of Jesus. When Jesus sees their faith, He acknowledges it and heals the paralyzed man. Can God see your faith or just hear your complaints? What are you doing today to show God that you believe what He promised? Are you consumed with worry? That is not a sign of faith. Are you staying home away from church because things are not going well? This is not a sign of faith.

God has given you faith. All He needs us to do is act on it! Show God that you really believe Him and just like that paralyzed man, you will see victory!!

Tomorrow’s Reading: Numbers 36:1-Deuteronomy 1:46; Luke 5:29-6:11; Psalm 66:1-20; Proverbs 11:24-26

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