Our Lord Jesus made this statement several times in the Gospels: “Your Faith has made you whole.”
This enlightens us to understand that the fundamental secret to receiving from God is to exercise faith.
How do you exercise faith? Simple. By believing wholeheartedly that God will most assuredly hear and answer your prayers when you talk to Him with all your heart, because He is a good, loving and compassionate Father who really cares about your wellbeing and success regardless of your situation.
The Bible says “And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”
1 John 5:15
Although He could give anything to anyone, Jesus found it hard, if not impossible to give anything to skeptics.
And because of their unbelief, he couldn’t do any miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal them. Mark 6:5
Here is another interesting definition of faith from my perspective;
Faith is your invisible hand which holds unto the promises of God and pulls them out of the invisible spiritual realm into the visible physical realm; making them a reality.
The stronger your belief in what God has promised, the stronger your grasp on the reality or substance of the same.
Whenever you doubt God’s promises or Word due to the physical reality, situation and experiences surrounding you, you actually let go of that which you are holding in the spiritual realm.
But when you hold on regardless of what you feel, see or hear, you pull that spiritual substance closer and closer into the physical realm until it crosses over and pops up into the physical realm as a miracle.
Some folks inadvertently place themselves in a vicious cycle of faith and doubt, prolonging the reception of their blessings.
On Monday, they feel good and full of faith; believing God for great things and making great confessions about their possessions.
However, Tuesday comes around and something bad happens. They get mad, flustered and fearful.
Without thinking about it, their positive confessions of faith switches to negative paroxysms of doubt, fear and unbelief.
We have to be consistent in our trust in God regardless of how horrible and impossible a situation may appear.
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:5-8 KJV
Hold on to what God has promised to you, believe it, and act on it with confidence although it may feel stupid. That’s what faith is all about.
It may feel irrational, unscientific and controversial, but it is the only way to receive what God has promised.
Use those invisible hands and hold on tight to what you have been expecting from God. The answers to your prayers are closer than you think.
Hold on, thank God for it as if you already received, speak like you got it already and act like you got it already because you do.
Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].
Hebrews 11:1 amp.
For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus [the leaning of your entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness] and of the love which you [have and show] for all the saints (God’s consecrated ones),