Do You Have Enough Faith? Yes, You Do!

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The dictionary defines faith as “complete trust or confidence in someone or something.” Whether you are a Christian or not, you put faith in things every day. You believe that the sun will come up in the morning, that you will need air to breathe and it will be available, and that the law of gravity hasn’t changed. We hardly think about these things very often because they are consistent. We have put our faith in them. Everyone has natural faith, and we easily believe in what our senses tell us. You believe that things exist if you can see, touch, hear, smell, or taste them. But what about spiritual faith? The Bible defines faith for us in Hebrews 11:1. It says “faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” While it is easy to believe what is visible right in front of our eyes, it is a totally different story to believe something that you CAN’T see in the spirit realm. Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 17:20 “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” He also said in Matthew 21:22 that “if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Faith is important! Faith is what moves things from the spiritual realm into the physical realm, and Jesus tells us that there is nothing our faith from Him can’t accomplish. I used to think that there were different levels of faith. Some people had tons of faith, and other people were kind of lacking in that area. But according to Romans 12:3, the Bible says that “God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith,” (KJV). This is a great example of one tiny word meaning a whole lot. THE measure. When God gives us faith, we all get the same amount. He doesn’t give a little to some people and a lot to other people. In fact, we all receive the faith of Christ! Galatians 2:20 says “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Here’s another place where one word matters. We live by the faith OF the Son of God. We don’t ever need to worry about IF we have enough faith, because we have the faith of Christ! What we do with that faith is another story! We can have the faith of Christ inside of us for years and never really use it. Its sort of like that taking that “passive” faith and making it “active” by putting it to use. Jesus sent His disciples out to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. They did all that using the faith of Jesus, and now we have that same faith inside of us. That means that all the works that Jesus did, we can do too! We have His faith, so now we can do the things that He did when we pray in His name. That’s how we co-labor with Him. He lives in us and works through us to bring His Kingdom to earth. We can have confidence when we pray for the sick in His name that they will be healed because we have His faith. And the more we meditate on that fact, the easier it becomes to step out in boldness and pray for people. It takes the pressure off of us, because we never need to wonder again “do I have enough faith?” We can also be assured that we don’t need to “do” anything to try and get more faith. Jesus said that we can’t do anything apart from Him, and that’s because our human faith will never be enough. If you have believed in Jesus to be your Savior, then the Holy Spirit lives in you. You have the world-changing faith of Christ, and you have all the faith you will ever need!