Put Your Faith into Action

Gilson LacerdaApril 2024 WOFLeave a Comment

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FAITH IS THE key to having the power of God work in your life. But it’s just as important to know where to put your faith. The Word of God says that your faith should be in the power of God, not in the wisdom of men
(1 Cor. 2:5). If you want God’s power to move on your behalf, you have to have faith. First, you must have faith in God’s power. But you must also have faith to “step out” when His power is present. Here are several ways you can begin putting your faith into action.

Action #1:  Push On and Press In

You may be familiar with the story in Luke chapter 5 of the man who was sick with the palsy. The sick man’s friends brought him to Jesus to be healed. But when they arrived at the house where Jesus was preaching, they could not get into the room because of the crowd. These four men were         concerned about only one thing: getting their friend healed. They didn’t care what happened—they were going to do whatever they had to do for their friend to receive his healing. The perfect plan was for them to carry him into the room and set him down in front of Jesus. Instead, they were forced to go to “Plan B.” But they weren’t worried about it; they just kept on going.

When Christians are believing God in a particular situation and something happens contrary to what they are expecting or believing, they sometimes think, “Oh, no! I’ve missed it somewhere.” They fall apart and never receive what they are believing for. But, you see, even when you face contrary circumstances, you must still keep pressing on and pushing in. You have to keep doing whatever it takes to receive what you need from God.

When it looked as if there was no way for the man with the palsy to get into the room where Jesus was, he kept pressing on and pushing in. His friends tore the roof off in order to get him to Jesus. You have to be the same way. When everything has gone wrong and looks bad, you can’t give up. Of course, “Plan A” was for everything to go perfectly, but sometimes trials and struggles come. Keep pressing on and believing in spite of what’s going on around you.

Don’t listen to the doubt and unbelief that people try to discourage you with. Just keep pressing in to Jesus.

Craig W. Hagin

Action #2:  Don’t Listen to Doubt

After Jesus healed the man with the palsy, the Pharisees and teachers of the Law were telling Him, “No, Jesus, you’re doctrinally off.” But Jesus didn’t listen to them.

There may be people who will try to speak doubt into your life. They will say, “You can’t do this, and you can’t do that.” But you don’t have to listen to them. You can choose to listen to doubt if you want to. If you do, though, you will miss out.

Jesus chose not to listen, and the man with the palsy chose not to listen. He was the only one present that day who was healed. The power of God was present to heal them all, but everyone else was worried about what the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law would think and say about them, so they didn’t get healed.

Don’t listen to the doubt and unbelief that people try to discourage you with. Just keep pressing in to Jesus. No matter how bad your circumstances are, keep putting your faith in the power of God.

Action #3:  Expect!

If you are believing God for something, get excited about it now! Don’t leave all the dancing and shouting for later. Start dancing and shouting now. Because we know that God does not lie (Heb. 6:18). We know that our God has promised us victory, healing, and prosperity. And since these things belong to us, we should pray expecting to receive them.

While we’re expecting to receive, we can shout and dance because we have already seen our outcome with the eye of faith. We may not see the manifestation tomorrow or the next day, but we can know it’s on the way.

Just as the man who was sick with the palsy, we can expect an answer from God. His friends let him down through a hole in the roof of the house where Jesus was ministering, because they were expecting him to be healed.

It took a lot of faith for the sick man’s friends to take him to the top of the house, tear the roof off, and lower him down in the middle of a church service. When the man came down, Jesus saw his faith and said, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house” (Luke 5:24 NKJV). Likewise, your faith can make you whole. The power of God is present to heal you! Healing belongs to you because God has already provided it for you. But whether you get healed is up to you and your faith.

Whatever you may be facing, know that your circumstance will not last forever; it is only temporary. Think of it as just another chance to believe God and build your faith. You see, the devil is trying to destroy you, but really he’s helping you, because he’s giving you an opportunity to build your faith. Then the next time he comes around, your fight of faith will be easier, because you have been building up your faith. So don’t let trials get the best of you. From now on, every time you face an adverse situation, think of it as another opportunity to put your faith into action.


Craig W. Hagin

Graig W. Hagin


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