During the midweek service Pastor (Mrs) Silvia Lia Leigh preached a sermon called ‘The Wonder of Faith’. Her main scriptures were taken from the Book of Romans: ‘For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written: The just shall live by faith’ …God has dealt to each one a measure of faith” (Rom 1:17; 12:3,b). She said that faith is the gift of God. There is a faith that comes by grace and it is unto salvation. After the point of salvation the believer must grow spiritually. Christianity is also called ‘living by faith’. Faith must be invested daily, trusting God in big or small challenges, in situations concerning us or interceding for others. Faith is not passive. True Biblical Faith is a living faith. God will give us enough opportunities to stretch out faith. You need to go to ‘the spiritual gym’ to exercise your faith. This exercise is done by studying the Word of God, prayer and active participation in your local church. You need to pay the price for faith to mature and to become fruitful. Oh, the joy of an ever increasing faith! It is more than gaining silver or gold! God is pleased when we exercise faith. Believing in Jesus is called the work of God! He rewards His children who seek Him diligently, as they walk by faith and not by sight. Mature faith enters the rest of victory. Unbelief and doubt never rest. Faith seats! Doubts stands! Faith ends in joy!
The Lord Jesus wants us to trust His word even before we ‘see the miracle’ with our eyes. The Nobleman whose son was sick trusted the bare word of Jesus and that was the moment when the miracle of healing happened. “Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way” (Jn 4:50). May our faith increase and become fruitful! To the glory of the Lord! Trusting the Word of God alone, we declare that every ‘dying’ hopeless situation in our lives (natural or spiritual, marital, health challenges or financial) shall live! May our faith be revived! May the miracle happen! May we never lose the wonder or faith in Jesus! To the glory of God! In Jesus’ name! Amen!
(Rom 12:3; Eph 2:8; Jn 6:29; Heb 4:3, 11; 11;6; John 4:46-53)