What does it mean to have faith in God? What are the basic qualities of faith? This interesting story will show what it means to have faith in God.
It’s the story of four interesting guys in the bible who demonstrated what I call, a ‘dangerous’ faith in God.
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What does it mean to have faith in God?
It means making a decision to hear God’s Word, believe it, and act on it. You can’t demonstrate faith in God if you have not heard from God. True faith stands on the Word of God. The guys in this story will show you what it means to have faith in God.
When faith refuses to let God
You need to read the heroic faith actions of these four friends of a sick man. Please read it below:
Mark 2:2-5: Immediately many gathered together so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”
- They had faith before they left the house.
- They had faith because they believed Jesus was the only solution to their sick friends.
- They had faith when they summon enough courage to carry their sick friends to the place where Jesus was.
- When their faith encountered a big obstacle, their faith did not let go. They pressed on. They tore open the roof where Jesus was preaching and let down their sick friends into the presence of Jesus.
Jesus saw their faith
Jesus saw the faith that was not ready to give up. Jesus saw the faith that grew into the trust. Jesus saw a faith that deserves to get a miracle. They got the miracle!
These four friends showed us what it means to have faith in God. They were ready to dare and crush any obstacle on their way to get a miracle for their friends. It’s also so interesting that the miracle they wanted was not for themselves but for their friends!
That’s worth emulating. If they could go to such an extent to get a miracle for their friend, what would they have done to get a miracle for themselves? They were amazing guys!
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What does it mean to have faith in God this year?
You need a faith that will not give up or let go this year. Covid-19 or terrorism or their likes may be threatening everything but only a faith that will not give up will get the job done and get a miracle. Stick fiercely and resolutely to God’s Word in this year 2021. Please share this article with your friends on social media.
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