KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 8:9 KJV” For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.”
The Centurion expressed a level of faith that made Jesus to marvel. This man used his personal life experience to help his faith. From his analysis one could deduce the follow thought pattern that helped his faith:
1 After he had heard about the miraculous ministry of Jesus. He thought that Jesus had super powers to heal all diseases.
2 He also thought that, With the level of authority Jesus had, every spirit would obey him if he is to command it.
These deductions could be made from his statements. This way of thinking or analysing the situation helped his faith. He said to Jesus, you don’t have to come to my house or under my roof, just speak the word and my servant would be made whole. The Lord marvelled at his faith and remarked, Mat 8:10 KJV “When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel”.
Dear one, are you in a kind of condition that requires a great faith? You can reason in a very positive way as he did. Let’s look at another instant that a Syrophoenician woman who came to the Lord for the healing of her daughter did. The Lord told her that healing like bread is for the children. She quickly thought that when, the crumbs dropped on the floor, the dogs also had their share. The Lord declared great is thy faith, be it done unto you as you have believed. (Matt 15:26-28)
In Isaiah 1:18, the Lord calls on us to come reason together with Him. This means reasoning in a positive way along the scriptural revelations. You could think this way, since scripture says Jesus is always present with you and He does not change, (Heb 13:8) then he will do as he did back in Bible days. Talk to Him with a consciousness of His presence and almighty power.
Now to help your faith again, just consider this vast universe, The Bible says the whole universe is held in place by the word of His power (Heb 1:3). If this same word tells you, he protects you totally from destruction, then you are perfectly protected. When this same word tells you, he has taken away all your diseases, then indeed, you can totally rest assured that it is settled. The word that holds up the sun says to you that God is forever with you and is holding you in His hands. From now always sleep like a baby and fear no unexpecting trouble.
Let the testimonies of others help your faith also. If God does a miracle for one then you are the next in line. Start thanking Him. Rom 10:12 KJV “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.”
Thank you, Lord, for your word and proper scriptural reasoning. You are always with me. I have no fears, I have no wants, I am well guided and my life is full of excitement. Hallelujah
Psalms 23:1 Easy English. The LORD is my shepherd. I will not need anything.
Psalms 19:7 Easy English” The book of the LORD is wonderful. It makes people feel alive again. We can trust what the LORD tells us. He points out the way when we are not sure of it.