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Rediscover the Bible for Life
“The Power of Faith”
By Dennis Lee
There is something that is true, and we all know it to be true, and that is God gives us power when we make right choices. When we choose to live our lives in accordance with His word, His will, and His way; then we’ll have additional power for life.
So, today I would like to look at the power of faith. Many people ask,
The reason we ask these questions, I believe, is because this is the person we want to be.
God uses all kinds of people with different backgrounds, and of various ages, economic status, languages, and ethnicity. In other words, God uses people who are not afraid to trust God completely, or what we call as having faith, and this faith produces enormous power for greater purpose.
What the Bible tells us is that there is a direct correlation between faith and power. The more faith we put in God, the more we allow God to direct our lives, the more power and blessing we’re going to have.
We see this correlation when Jesus visits His hometown of Nazareth.
“He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” (Matthew 13:58)
Notice the connection between power and faith! It was their lack of faith that stopped Jesus’ power from being on full display.
The Bible tells us that Abraham was the father of faith, and God’s commentary on Abraham’s life shows us why.
“He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God.” (Romans 4:20)
God never meant for any of us to go through life in this world alone, that is, in our own power and understanding. God has tremendous power just waiting and available for us to plug into, and the results are enormous amounts of energy that we never thought possible.
After telling of our need to forgive those who sin against us, Jesus said, “Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.” (Luke 17:4)
Jesus also told them that they were to forgive someone who has wronged them, seventy times seven time, or basically to forgive as many times as it was necessary, Matthew 18:22.
Knowing how hard it was going to be to forgive as Jesus had said, the disciples asked for Jesus to increase their faith, Luke 17:5.
What they realized is that they needed more faith to have the power needed to effectively live this life.
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