Faith Food – November 18

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Growing Up

That we henceforth be no more children . . . . — EPHESIANS 4:14

I learned later that a few minutes after Momma told my uncle that I had said my cousin would recover, my cousin suddenly opened her eyes and was perfectly all right! She was in intensive care, with three doctors around her bed, and the head surgeon had said she’d never come out of it.

I knew she would be well all the time, because Mark 11:23 said so. Through the years, I could make the Word work once with each of my relatives, bringing the supernatural to them. But I could never do it again. You see, that gave them concrete evidence that the Word worked. But when they’d come back to me the second time, I couldn’t carry them any longer on my faith. God expected them to do a little bit the next time — at least to agree with me.

You can’t always make the Word work for others. It is not right to carry people spiritually all their lives any more than it is for parents to carry their children in the natural all their lives. There comes a day when they have to get out on their own. And there comes a day when God says, “Put that big young’un down and let him walk!”

Confession: I am growing up spiritually. I am growing in faith.

Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 1988 RHEMA Bible Church AKA Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.

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