JAN 12-2020 HANDOUT: “According to your faith let it be done to you” (Matthew 9:29 NIV).
Matthew 9:29 Jesus says, “According to Your Faith let it be Done to You”.
Living by Faith, Trusting God, means “Expecting the Best”…Faith is “Positive” Expectation! You expect God to Answer. You expect His Best Solution to come through. You expect things to work out. You expect to succeed. You expect it all to fall into place. Think About it…Expectations are Faith.
Expect that God wants to accomplish His will through you. Expect Him to Provide Everything You Need Will Need to Accomplish His Plan in Your Life. Your Faith in God Determines His Working in Your Life!
Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Faith knows that no matter what the situation, in our lives or someone else’s, that the Lord is working in it.
KEY: God always knows best, and there are many times we have to see by Faith and not our own eyes. Gen 15:6 says, “Abram believed the LORD, and He credited it to him as righteousness.”
KEY: Faith can Only come from a New Heart, Regenerated by God; therefore, Faith is a Gift from God.
There is a Big Difference Between Faith and Belief! Faith and belief are often used in the same context, sometimes interchangeably, but they are not quite the same thing.
Having faith in the Bible means trusting that God’s Word is Truth.
Satan will plant doubts to Undermine real Faith in God.
The challenge for each Christian is, How do we Fortify “Grow” our Faith?
4 Principles to Grow Your Faith:
Your Faith Matters: God Needs Your Faith for Him to Move in Your life.
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It’s my prayer that you’ll see and understand more clearly that when we pray, we are not waiting for God to answer us. He is Waiting for Our Faith.
Faith pleases God. Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him”.
This verse makes it clear: Your Faith is the Currency that Accesses Everything Heaven has to Offer.
Let’s look at two Key Words in Verse 6.
From our Heavenly Father’s perspective, when we are NOT Living a Lifestyle of Faith, We are Being Disobedient. We’re Dishonoring Him. We’re bringing Shame to Him…and We’re Not Listening to Him.
Suppose we read the first part of Hebrews 11:6 this way: “A life that is lived in a way other than in true, unwavering faith, is a life that dishonors God, a life that defies (disobeys) Him and a life that belittles who He is (shames Him). And it shows we’re not listening to Him.”
This should help You see how Important Your Faith is to Your Heavenly Father?!
KEY: When we don’t live what we hear, there will be a space of unbelief that separates us from Real Faith that Receives the “Rewards of Faith”.
My Challenge to YOU: Hebrews 1:6 says that when we come to our Father in Faith, He rewards us. He answers and Rewards Your Faith…Not Your Prayers, When You Pray!
POINT: The Measure of Your Success or Failure as a Christian is Your Faith.