(I once told Bisola when I read her post ‘A slice of Heaven‘, “You make the (spiritual and creative) babe in my womb leap” – and I meant it.
In the university, when something struck us, we would exclaim “Gbam!”
Reading this short post, I kept going “Gbam!”
When a *cough* pastor’s wife is speaking, we know ;). Be blessed.)
About a year ago, I had an experience that stretched my Faith.
Although I was well acquainted with the Hebrews 11:1 definition, the ‘realness’ of Faith never really came so close until that experience.
I had an headache that lingered for weeks, and although I had taken the necessary drugs, it seemed to get worse as the days progressed.
It was not just any headache as it came in ‘thunder slaps’ – and as time went on, the pain interfered with productivity in certain areas of my life.
One day, I relayed my concerns to my doctor friend and he suggested I might have to do an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) test.
Many thoughts ran through my mind.
Fear came knocking and I opened, willingly.
However, that same night, I went to God in prayers and I felt the word – ‘Faith’ – drop in my spirit.
At that moment, I began to declare God’s word upon myself – but the headache grew worse.
However, I started to see myself as though I was free from the pain.
Even as the pain came in waves, I believed firmly in my heart that I was healed.
I remember declaring that night in words similar to this: “This headache, you may still give symptoms, but I believe that You are gone forever.”
I went to sleep, ignoring the pains that shook my whole being.
The next morning, the headache was gone.
Dear Reader, Faith means you believe in what is not physically manifestated yet – but is spiritually concluded.
Faith is standing firmly on God’s promises – even when the unpleasant circumstances are still visible.
I have come to realize that faith is not hope, because when you hope for something, it means you wait patiently for it.
Faith means you have it already!
In summary, all I’m trying to say is: If you say you have faith and you keep hoping that one day it will come to pass, then it’s not really faith.
If you trust God for something, then you have to see yourself in the reality of that thing. You have to walk in it. That is Faith.
Faith means you trust firmly that you’ve gotten what God says you have, even when it does not look like it yet – physically.
Is there something you’ve always prayed for? I encourage you to take it Higher from Hope to Faith today!
Begin to see yourself in the reality of that request or desire.
Begin to thank God and rejoice because you have it already.
Are you seeking healing? Quit hoping for it. Begin to see yourself as healed.
Are you seeking Liberation in any area of your life? Begin to see yourself as liberated.
I challenge you today to believe in the unseen – that is our heritage in Christ Jesus.
This is why we’re called believers! We’ve been called to a lifetime of Belief!
We believe in the supernatural!
We believe the extraordinary!
Faith is a passport that brings spiritual realities into manifestation.
Faith is the bridge to assessing all that we seek.
Faith is firm confidence in the truth of God’s promises.
Hope waits patiently for a blessing – but Faith has it already.
Do you believe in the unseen?
(Bisola is a certified Christian Storyteller and a registered Nurse. Her amazing warmth, openness and enthusiasm are very infectious…and she is ‘vewy pweety’ 🙂
She blogs at hispeculiarpeople.com)