The bible says that all things are possible to those who believe. With a desire to live beyond the limit of my environment, I did a focused study on the subject of faith for several years. Faith, I believe is one of the keys if we are to experience the abundant life that is promised to us.
Lots of teachings talk about faith as a way to move God, but do we really have to do something to make God move? Do we have the power or the right to move God?
God is generous. Look around and you will see that there are already lots of things he gave without waiting for us to ask. Think about salvation! Even before we were born, Jesus gave his life for us. He desires that we have life and have it in abundance.
We all know that faith works. But we have to understand how faith works in oder to operate in it.
The more I study, the stronger I believe that faith is cooperation with God. It is not getting God to move or getting him to do something. We move and work with God and give him access to work through us.
If things are not happening in our lives, the problem is not a God who waits to be moved with religious rituals. The problem is Christian who lacks the proper understanding on the subject of faith. Without the proper understanding of the principal and laws that govern faith, God is limited.
“He did not do many miracles there, because of their unbelief”
It is natural to believe after we receive. The bible tells us that we have to believe then we will receive. Reversing the equation is the same as sitting in front of the stove, waiting for heat before putting the wood. We are required to live in the future now. Call things, which are not as thought they were. It requires the ability to go beyond what you see and feel and accept a truth that is yet to come. It requires discipline. Faith is the ability to see the invisible. Here is where imagination and vision comes into play.
“Where there is no vision, people perish”
We have to allow the Holy Spirit to fill our imagination with the reality of God. Unfortunately, many Christians are being played by life like a Ping-Pong ball because they do not live out of the truth of the word of God. They know the word of God, but what defines their life is the situation around them.
Stop thinking that you are going to move God with faith. He is generous. Just as you do not have to make the sun shine in the morning, you do not have to move him to give you good gifts. He is eager to do that.
Get rid of the idea that you need to impress God in order for him to give you a favor. Do not fool yourself. That cannot be done. Just accept the fact that He loves you.
Do not let your current situation stop you from living the life God has for you. Dream! See yourself living the promise of God. See yourself enjoying his blessings. See yourself touching lives. Doing things that really makes a difference. As you do, you will start to see a change in your situation. The anointing of the Holy Spirit will be released and the transformation will start to take place.