“…Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed.” -Luke 7:7 (NLT)
Today, at this very moment, how strong is your faith?
I mean right now in the midst of what is going on in your life, how strong is your faith?
You may be facing financial issues; your children may be giving you some issues or maybe your spouse is acting in a certain way where you feel your marriage is doomed.
In other words, you may be facing things today that you feel are impossible to overcome. I am here to tell you that God loves you and wants you to have your heart’s desire in Jesus name. We must live our lives knowing that God loves us. And that He wants to bless us with abundant living!
That means financial stability; Godly marriages and strong families. He has prepared that for you and wants you to have this. The first step in receiving this blessing is believing in it; having the faith that God’s word is final and true.
In the text above a centurion soldier sends some respected Jewish elders to ask Jesus to heal His slave. The story continues in Luke chapter 7, that Jesus went with the men but just before they arrived at the house the soldier sent some men out to stop them. He sent the message to Jesus that he, the officer, was not worthy of Jesus coming into his home. He said that he was not even worthy of the honor of meeting Jesus and merely asked if Jesus would, “…say the word from where you are…”
I love Jesus; I need Jesus in my life every day; but here is a man who could have met Jesus face to face but deemed himself unworthy. And in his humbleness, he asked Jesus to ‘…say the word…’ The soldier had faith that his prayer would be answered. That was his faith on that day.
Again, I ask you how is your faith today?
The text continues with Jesus’ response in verse 9 as He turned to the crowd and said, “…I tell you, I haven’t seen faith like this in all of Israel!” The text says that when the officer’s men returned to the house, his slave was completely healed.
I live my life feeding my faith with the Word of God every day because as a child of the Most High I want Jesus to be pleased with my belief in His sacrifice.
I pray and ask in thanksgiving because I want God to know He has a prayer warrior, testimonial preaching and faith walking servant in Billy Jackson! The light that comes from that in me trickles down on my family and from them to the community they encounter. So from now on when you are asked the question,
“How strong is your faith?” You can reply, “Centurion Strong!”
We may not be worthy, but we are believers. And as believers, we were given gifts from the Most High; the gift of faith, the gift of the Holy Spirit and the gift of His saving grace. Don’t let the enemy take the power God has given you to use those gifts. Believe and receive that God gave them to you so that you will have victory in this life.
May God’s peace surpass your thoughts and guard your hearts and minds in Jesus name.
Peace and Blessings,
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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