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.”
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.
To which Jesus replied,
Assuredly, I say to you,
I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!
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.
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)