DEVELOPING YOUR FAITH VERSUS DEVELOPING YOUR USE OF FAITH

There is a difference between what religion tells us about faith, and what God tells us.

Religion tells us to do this or that to increase our faith. God tells us He has already given every man the measure of faith.  You have enough faith.  You just need to learn how to use it.  And, I am not referring to human faith.  I am talking about faith from God. Supernatural faith from God goes above and beyond human faith, which can fail us.  The God kind of faith never fails.  Someone might say, “Well Ms. Mercedes, I believed and it still didn’t happen for me.”  Then, my question is, had you kept believing would it have come to pass by now?  Many believers today pick a stopping point for their faith.

God loves to do things quickly, but if you start trying to rush your manifestation out of fear or panic, you will slow it down.  Now, there’s nothing wrong with establishing a date for the manifestation.  However, that date must not come from fear or anxiousness.  The amplified version of Philippians 4:6 tells us do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.  When you make those requests known and believe you receive the moment you pray, you have just exercised your faith.  Faith must be exercised to be effective.  It’s no different than muscles in the body.  The more you exercise them, the more developed they become. Remember, you don’t get more faith.  God has already given you enough faith for everything for which you have believed, or will believe.  All you need to do is begin using it.

Prayer for Today
Lord, thank you for the faith you have given me.  I will allow the Holy Spirit to influence my thinking and speaking so I can use my faith this week more than ever before.  I know you are faithful and my faith will never be denied.  Thank you in advance for the manifestations I will experience.  In Jesus’ name I pray and believe.  Amen. 

Scripture References:
Romans 12:3 | Galatians 2:16, 20 | John 14:12 | Romans 4:19, 20 | Matthew 14:28-31

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