By Faith

Hebrews 11; Matthew 15:21-28

What does it mean to have faith? Faith, simply put, is believing in things not seen. Having faith means you're willing to say, "I didn't see it happen, but I still believe that it did." It means knowing that God has done work even when you can't see or understand it. It means coming to grips with the possibility that you may never see everything that God has promised, but walking the path he has put before you anyway. When you think about it in those terms, you're acknowledging the full scope of God's plan for your life: to live without any limits. 

Faith in its very nature is something that can't be limited without destruction. In faith, God gifted each and every one of you with an incredible ability, a conduit that allows you to channel the power of God into your life. Embracing faith means opening that conduit and allowing God's power to fill you, your worship, and your prayers. Limiting your faith destroys that conduit, and, unfortunately, your relationship with God. Revelation 3:15-16 says, "I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth." In other words, your faith can be unlimited or limited, but not both. A single limit on your faith closes the connection to the power and glory of God. Unlimited faith will bring you closer to God and his power than you have ever been. 

Don't renounce a part of your inheritance as a child of God. You were created to be powerful in your faith. Live it out, with everything, like the many mentioned in Hebrews 11. Live it out like so many did when they encountered Jesus. Who better to remind us that our faith is powerful than Jesus himself when he said, "O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire" (Matt. 15:28)

O woman, great is your faith!
Be it done for you as you desire.
— Matthew 15:28