Keep the Faith

When we pray to God, there is nothing we can ask for that He cannot do. Jesus prayed, “…Abba, Father, all things are possible for You…” (Mark 14:36).

The Father wants us to be so full of faith that whether things go the way we want or not, our faith remains strong that He is in control over every situation. We can trust His sovereign power in even the smallest of things in our lives. Faith should have no boundary, but limitless power over our lives. Keep the faith, in the small things and in the big things, and your life with God will flourish.

I was invited one night to go to an event in a women’s prison. The ministry I was part of called Prison Fellowship was bringing a special guest, Kay Warren, she is the wife of Rick Warren, who wrote the book “A Purpose Driven Life” and is the senior Pastor at Saddleback Church.

The prison was about 30 miles away with a very busy freeway on the way. I left two hours before I was supposed to be at the prison gates which was 6:00 pm that evening. I got onto the freeway, and a few miles into the trip, the whole freeway came to a complete stop. Nobody moved one inch, and I was stuck like that for almost the full two hours.

You will have a stronger faith when you exercise your faith. Jesus taught, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7).

Since we were not moving, I did not think I was going to make it to the event, so I just started praying. Sometimes God’s plans make it to where prayer is our only option, and it is there where we can tap into the resources of heaven. Consider that it is the unseen prayers that move more things for the kingdom than all the workers who are on display.

The level of our faith is revealed in the confidence we have as we pray for things. Jesus taught, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:24).

I was praying for the women at this prison to have their hearts open to the message that they would hear. I continued praying on this for quite some time. Prayer is such a privilege. After almost two hours the traffic started moving. I did not have near enough time to make it, but I went ahead and started praying in faith that somehow, I would.

We must keep our faith focused on the unseen, even when the seen is staring us right in the face. Jesus taught, “But what seems impossible to you is never impossible to God!” (Matthew 19:26 TPT).

I prayed that the sea of cars in front of me would part like the Red Sea, and they did, and I was able to go quickly down the freeway. This doesn’t happen in my area! I prayed that God would make a way for me to enter into the prison gates by the original deadline of 6:00 pm, though even on a good day I could never have made it. I prayed for green lights as I got off the freeway, and every light was green. As I pulled into the Prison parking lot I looked down at the clock, and it was right at 6:00 pm.

The longer we pray for something, the more it reveals our faith in God. “Be persistent and devoted to prayer, being alert and focused in your prayer life with an attitude of thanksgiving” (Colossians 4:2 AMP).

The person who was supposed to open up in prayer could not make it, so they asked me to open in prayer. I am the last person people would pick to pray or speak at a gathering. But I just prayed what I had prayed while stuck on the freeway. God had prepared me. God can prepare you too.

God doesn’t need people with talent, but people with faith. We need to have more faith. We need to believe in a God who can do anything, whether He does it or not. We need to trust Him no matter how things work out. We need to show the world our faith is real. All we need is a little faith, and then we can move big mountains.

Never limit your faith to what you can do. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think…” (Ephesians 3:20).

Blessings to you,

Paul Balius

All Scripture is quoted from the New King James Version unless otherwise noted. Please use the version you prefer to review the verses shown here. The best version is the one you read. An even better version is the one you live.

 

 


6 thoughts on “Keep the Faith

  1. Faith being the currency of heaven is also the fruit of the Spirit. We can thrust him because he was sent to us after Jesus ascension heaven.
    He is our comforter who represents Jesus and teach us all things. He is trustworthy!

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  2. Faith is the currency of heaven. After Jesus ascension to heaven; He sent, his Holy Spirit to us as our comforter.
    The comforter is our teacher; who speaks not about himself but the truth of Jesus!
    But the Holy Spirit has nine fruits. Faith is one of them.
    We as beliefs are the salt of the earth and as ambassadors, we are sent to proclaim the Gospel of Christ!

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