October 13, 2022

Marvelous Faith

Therefore, I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But speak the word, and my servant will be healed. Luke 7:7

I cannot express to you how important it is to speak God’s Word.  I know I am taking this very literal, but I believe the centurion was referring to Jesus speaking the Word of God concerning healing over his servant.  He had heard about Jesus’ ministry and how many people had been healed when Jesus spoke “the Word”.  He knew that Jesus’ words had power and were able to change circumstances.  He was prepared to set himself in agreement with Jesus’ words even to the point of carrying that word back without Jesus being present with his sick servant.  He understood from his own position as a centurion how authority worked and perceived it to be the same in the spiritual world.  He said, Speak the Word of God (give the order) over this situation and that word (the order will be carried out) will change the natural circumstances.  He so believed it that Jesus marveled at His faith.  Jesus basically said, “I have never seen anything like this before, anywhere.”

I consider how many times I have spoken exactly what I see over my circumstances instead of getting in agreement with what God says about the situation!  However, when I take it to God in prayer and wait to hear the response or scripture He leads me to about the situation, He gives me the words to speak/pray over the ailment.  If I don’t negate that word by speaking what I see in the natural, I can change what I am experiencing now by “speaking the Word of God, only.”  Then, every time I speak about the situation to any one or even think about it, I start thanking God that the scripture and “word” He has given me is at work and turning everything around for good.

This is so important!  You cannot speak God’s Word one day and then talk about how big your problem is the next day.  Just believe what God says and keep speaking His Word.  Even when Jesus heard the man say this, the scripture says He marveled.  He said he hadn’t seen such a great faith.  Marvelous faith!  Luke 7:9 says, When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!”   Whatever you do, keep speaking God’s Word on the problem and only God’s Word.  That is what marvelous faith looks like.  It takes hold of God’s promise and meditates it until it comes through to this natural seen world.

Today I want to encourage you to walk in marvelous faith by speaking the Word only.  Determine today, even before struggles come that you are going to speak God’s Words over any and every problem or stress life throws your way.  You may not have a choice in what comes your way, but you do have a choice in what you say.  Get in agreement with God’s heart and Word for your life and as you speak out the promises He has given to you, your life will begin to line up with it in every area of your existence.

Today’s scripture reading:  Luke 7: 1-10

1 Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum. 

2 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die. 

3 So when he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to Him, pleading with Him to come and heal his servant. 

4 And when they came to Jesus, they begged Him earnestly, saying that the one for whom He should do this was deserving, 5“for he loves our nation, and has built us a synagogue.”

6 Then Jesus went with them. And when He was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof. 

7 Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. 

8 For I also am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.

9 When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” 

10 And those who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant well who had been sick.

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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