by Frank Broom
What can faith do? Everything you see originated from faith (Hebrews 11:3). And faith is the substance of things hoped for (Hebrews 11:1). So I can take faith and see what God has spoken in his word in this physical world. How? By releasing the substance of it out of your mouth. Notice it says faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Faith is the proof that what you are believing God for already exists.
It's a matter of releasing the substance of it for it to become physical. Everything in the physical realm has substance. Spiritual things have no physical substance that's why you need faith because it is the substance of things not seen. Example, Mary received a word from God that she would have a son (Luke 1:31). What did she do with that word? She said "Be it unto me according to thy word" (Luke 1:38). And look what was said about her "And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord" (Luke 1:45). And she brought forth a son and not just any son, but Jesus (the word made flesh).
Your faith should be producing. Producing what? Whatever you release it to do when it is based on the word of God. Because faith is your servant and it will do whatever you release it to do. And how do you release it by what you say (Luke 17:6-10). If you have faith as a mustard seed ye shall say.... . So put your servant to work he will not let you down.
Some people seem to go through life effortlessly. They are calm and collected even when there is trouble in their life. These people have what I call a spiritual calm. I see this in all ages, although more often in older Christians. They traverse the rocky places of life with the same even stride as the smooth. They have a strong, unshakable faith.
Means To Have a Friend in Jesus
Jesus is that friend you need at all times, in times of joy and peace or in times of sorrow and disappointments, etc. He is always there for His friends.
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