Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Romans 10:17

Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God.

Now let’s look at

1 King 17:1

Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab

“As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word”.

Elijah was a man of great faith who spend time alone with the Lord and listening to Him carefully. Despite the miracles God performed through him, he was a man like us. The bible tells us that he prayed earnestly that it rained not on earth for the period of 3 years and 6 months. Nothing is impossible when faith is strong. Elijah never doubted not shift focus on his own word. He had an incredible faith in God. Faith holds on God’s promises even when they are out of side. Elijah knew the power of faith and everywhere he travelled he demonstrated his faith. The bible tells us that faith cannot save except it is backed by works. If you have faith but lack adequate work to go with, faith dies.

Has God given you promises? Are you perhaps expecting him to fulfill them? He will, on the condition that you back up your faith with work. What have you done to fuel your faith and convert the promises into reality? If you do nothing about the promises, I am sorry to inform you that your expectations shall meet with disappointment. In 2 King 4:8 – 17, when a shunammite woman realise it was a man of God that frequently passed by her street, without being told, by faith, she did something. What she did was what made her get the baby money could not buy. Life is a marathon not a sprint and we are all called to run a good race of faith by persevering. Our faith will surely move mountains if we fix our eyes on Jesus, by listening to God’s word,  by staying connected to the body of Christ and by allowing the spirit of God to lead. Challenge your faith today and see God revelling His mighty power through your faith.

By Maphanga Thuli

 

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