Only Believe …

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God is a God of faith,
… and God responds to our faith, even telling us,

    Now the just shall live by faith;
    But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”
    Heb. 10:38

One day a centurion asked Jesus to heal his servant,
but when Jesus agreed to go with him, the centurion said,

    Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof.
    But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.
    Matt. 8:8

To which Jesus replied,

    Assuredly, I say to you,
    I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!
    Matt. 8:10

However, when Jesus answered the centurion, He said to him,

    “Go your way;
    and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.”
    And his servant was healed that same hour.
    Matt. 8:13

Truth is, faith is the step you take based on what you believe.

    The centurion believed that Jesus could heal,
    … and that if Jesus spoke the word, his servant would be healed!
    That gave the centurion the faith to approach Jesus,
    … and to simply ask Jesus to speak healing over his servant!

It was not about the servant, nor about Jesus being able to heal,
… but about the centurion who believed in Jesus’ authority
… and that whatever Jesus spoke … would happen!

    You also want to live by faith?
    … only believe (Luke 8:50)