Jesus knew the storm would cease when He told the wind, “Peace—be still.” (Mark 4:39) Jesus did not doubt Lazarus would walk out of the tomb when He said, “Lazarus come forth.” (John 11:43) Jesus spoke with assurance; He knew troubling conditions didn’t have to be permanent. He had faith to see into the spiritual realm where impossibilities were possibilities.
Faith doesn’t bow to situations; situations bow to faith.
Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. (Hebrews 11:1, AMP)
We, who are in Christ, are called to imitate Him. For that reason, we should think like Jesus thought, and expect whatever we pray for to be done according to God’s will. (See 1 John 5:14-15.) In Christ, we are in right standing with God. (2 Corinthians 5:21) Therefore, we have permission to copycat the Son of God.
Therefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]. (Ephesians 5:1, AMP)
However, we can’t act and think like Jesus if we don’t know Him. Each time we read the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), ask the Holy Spirit for revelation into the mindset and character of Jesus. We should ask the Spirit to show us how to apply the Lord’s actions back then, with our present circumstances.
If you want mountain-moving faith, think mountain-moving thoughts.
As I learn more, I’ll conclude with this: My thoughts need to come up higher. By faith, I need to see situations from God’s perspective. I am growing spiritually, but I still have a way to go.
If you are agitated about anything, think like Jesus thought, then tell yourself:
“This would not have upset Jesus.”
See you next time on Paulette Talks Faith.