So faith comes from hearing the message, and the message that is heard is what Christ spoke. Romans 10:17 GW Translation
Faith, then, is birthed in a heart that responds to God’s anointed utterance of the Anointed One. The Passion Translation
In 2017, I had a dream that I was in a small room with some great men and women of faith. These were people who I consider my mentors, because I’ve listened to their teaching for years. I began asking them questions, just seeking to know if I was on the right track with my thinking about faith. Each time I’d ask something, they would answer me with the Word.
I suddenly realized they weren’t actually moving their lips, it was the Holy Spirit who was answering me. Then as one man looked at me and smiled, I heard, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Instantly I knew what that meant. Paul wasn’t being redundant when he said that. He was telling us that it was the Word that speaks.
It goes beyond hearing with our natural ears. We can read the same verse hundreds of times and we’ll be like, yeah, I understand. Then as you meditate on it, suddenly the Spirit speaks through that Word and it takes on new meaning. That is to say, the Word of God is something that continues to speak to us in various ways, depending on what we’re experiencing. It’s applicable in different ways at different times.
We have each been given a measure of faith but it’s our responsibility to grow that faith. If you are given a seed but don’t plant it, don’t expect it to grow. Start where you are and plant your seed. Expect the unexpected. Find the Word of promise, water it, spend time nourishing it, weed out the doubt and unbelief and watch it grow.
“Faith is the confidence (full trust) that what we hope (the feeling that what is wanted can be had) for will actually happen; it gives us assurance (positive declaration that brings confidence) about things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1
Let patience grow in you as you consistently speak over your seed. Mark 11:24 says that if you believe you receive when you ask, you will have it. Just like a baby ready to be birthed, it’s in you. You are pregnant with promise.
Father, this morning I just want to ask You to put miracle grow on my faith. I know that what I speak will come to pass because I truly believe. Help we to constantly and consistently water my faith with Your Word. May I inspire others to stand on the Word that’s alive in them. If You said it, You will do it! You’ve given Your Word. It’s in Jesus’ name and for Your glory alone. Amen
Watching My Seed,