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As You Believe

Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour. (Matt. 8:13)

I love the story of the centurion. It's the one time in the Bible where we read that Jesus was amazed! And why? Because the centurion somehow understood how Faith works, just by observing Jesus.

So how does Faith work? The Bible tells us that it comes from hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17). It also tells us Faith works by Love. (Gal. 5:6) So as I considered those two points, I started to put some things together. What had I been listening to? How was I really doing in my Love for others? For myself? For God? Where were my priorities?

In my coffee-time conversations with God I brought this up and He began to show me where I really was on those two main points: what I'd been listening to and my Love walk. It's like He took an inner flashlight and shined it on the places in my Soul that needed to be weeded....old hurts where I hadn't totally forgiven myself or someone else, places where I was envious or things were starting to make sense. It wasn't easy to look at, but this was the beginning of me discovering and recovering my Soul...the pursuit of my Faith actually working.

Truth be told, our Faith is always working, it's just that most of the time the Power of what we believe and expect is being used against us - but I'll get to that.

See, Earth is the paradigm of choice; the dimension where we get to choose what we ultimately believe. And remember - God is all about Free Will. He is not a thug. He is not going to mug us or make us. The desire on our side must be voluntary or God would be violating his own decree: "Let them have Dominion..." (Gen. 1:28)

As a New Creation in Christ, you now have access to the inheritance that God has prepared for you that's both in the Unseen and in the seen. It's both Inner attributes, like optimism and courage; and it's outer blessings like great relationships or material wealth. As we begin to collaborate with God, we start to become more like Him and less like the system of the world. We transform into people who are strong and courageous and live from Love, Power and Self-Discipline.

I found a journal entry where I said that "Faith is the Language of God and Love is the cardiovascular system of Faith." Without Faith it's impossible to be Aligned with God. We have to believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. (Heb. 11:6)

So as we continue to move forward on our journey, just know that what we choose to believe and focus on is the beginning of discovering the power of our Faith!


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