DAY 4 Faith and Trust

“If You can?” echoed Jesus. “All things are possible to him who believes! Mark 9:23

The Israelites trusted in God. Trust is a spiritual element that is born in the heart and is based on a relationship, where both parties know each other intimately. Faith, on the other hand, is the ability God gives man to transcend the natural realm and reach eternity. If God had wanted man to live only in the natural realm, He never would have given us faith: as faith and trust are not the same. Trust represents our “walk” with God, and the way we love, obeys and live for Him. When we trust in God, we rest assured; confident in His character, integrity and faithfulness. But if we say we have a relationship with God but don’t put trust in Him, we are just deluding ourselves.

Many are strong in their faith, but weak in their trust. For example, they believe that God will perform the miracle that they ask for, but if it doesn’t happen quickly, they give up and stop praying for it. The more intimate your relationship is with God, the more your faith will increase. Abraham, the father of faith, knew how to place trust in the Lord and wait for what He had promised: and God kept that promise!

Activation
You can enter into higher dimensions of faith through trust that produces an intimate relationship with God. He will speak to you, and when He does, testify of what God did, and give Him glory.

Pray with me
Heavenly Father, today I go to higher dimensions of faith through trust which produces an intimate relationship with You. Teach me to take steps in faith, to trust in You, and teach me how to wait for what You have promised me. I know that You will fulfill. I love you God; I want more of you!

 Readings

Mark 9:22
“It often throws him into the fire or into the water, trying to kill him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”

Mark 9:24
Immediately the boy’s father cried out, “I do believe; help my unbelief!”

John 11:40
Jesus replied, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”

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