Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Jumbo Sized Faith

Submitted by Sam Nobles

That is why his faith was "counted to him as righteousness." But the words "it was counted to him" were not written for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. (Romans 4:22-25 ESV)

If you are a believer, your faith and salvation is based upon the Resurrection of Jesus. You didn’t see it visually. You haven’t touched Jesus physically. You haven’t heard His voice audibly—but somehow you believe. Even though our culture mocks it, science disputes it, and people doubt it—God has graced you with faith to believe what the world doesn’t understand.

Jumbo the Elephant was the largest elephant in the P.T. Barnum Circus. Jumbo was the strongest elephant in the world, but he was held in place by one 12 inch tent stake. Jumbo bought into the lie when he was a baby that he didn’t have the strength to pull out the stake.

We’re Jumbo! We’ve already accomplished the incredible. Yet we remain tied to a 12 inch tent stake of lies when we’ve already shown we are capable of uprooting trees with the faith we’ve already displayed in Jesus.

It is nothing to believe in victory over whatever looms before you, whatever pressure is upon you, compared to believing in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Nothing remaining will demand more faith than believing that Jesus is God, that He died for our sins, and that He rose again.

So, when you ask, “How will I make this payment?” “When will I get married?” “What will I do if I lose my job?” All of these are 12 inch tent stakes compared to the giant tree of unbelief we’ve already uprooted when we believed in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Now is the time to use the faith that caused you to embrace the Resurrection to also believe God is going to take care of your present situation.

Scripture to Claim:

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith." (Romans 1:17 ESV)

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