CAN YOUR FAITH BE SEEN?

 

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In II Corinthians 13:5 (NIV), the Apostle Paul says, “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in faith.” That tells me faith is something which can be seen. In Matthew 9:36, when four men took their paralytic friend up on a roof top, tore a hole in the roof and lowered him down in front of Jesus, we read, “Jesus saw their faith.” Again, faith is portrayed in the Word of God as something that can be seen. Therefore, how can you show God and the world you are in faith? I submit to you that your faith can be seen in three ways:1) your behavior, 2) your words, and 3) your praise.

Your Behavior

When you are in faith, your behavior will reflect it. James 2:17 says, “Faith, if it hath not works, is dead.” Your faith can be demonstrated by what you do. Are you following God’s instructions? Are you preparing for the time when what you are asking God to do manifests in the natural realm? Are you acting as if it’s really going to happen?

Your Words

Mark 11:23 says, “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart,but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” II Corinthians 4:13 says, “We believe, and therefore speak.” Whatever you believe, you speak forth. So what are you saying? Are you talking about what is happening, or are you saying what you want to happen? Are you speaking words that indicate you don’t believe, or are you speaking forth the Word of God?

Your Praise

If you are in faith, praise will come forth from your mouth naturally because you are expecting God to perform His Word. If you are not in faith, complaining will be the by-product. If you have faith, you believe what you ask is already done in the spirit realm, and it’s just a matter of time before it manifests in the natural realm. Additionally, you should praise God for what He’s already done. Focusing on past victories will help to fuel your faith for future battles.

Let your behavior, your words, and your praise serve as clear evidence that you are in faith. When you act and speak in ways that contradict what you believe, withhold your praise, and complain instead, know that it is an indication to God and man that you do not believe. Show your faith off as you speak, act, and praise the Lord with abandon.

If you are believing God for something in your own life, how will people look at you and know that you have faith? Leave a comment below.

 

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