Your Understanding Empowers Your Faith

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” - Romans 1:17

Your laws are always right; help me to understand them so I may live.- Psalm 119 144

 

Those that are righteous live by faith and understanding. Your faith can only go as deep as your understanding. It’s understanding that gives life to your faith. Think about it. In order for you to exercise your faith, you must first learn what it is you’re believing for. Faith isn't a generic word for a force that   can’t be controlled. Faith is tangible, powerful and activated by the Word of God. 

Matthew 9:29 says, “Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith let it be done to you”. According to your faith. According to your knowledge. According to what you understand. If those blind men never came to the realization of the power that Jesus had, nothing would have happened. Their miracle was contingent on them coming to understand the miracle working power of Jesus. 

Romans 10:17 says “So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.” Hearing the Word brings you faith. When you grasp the Word, understanding comes. When that understanding kicks in, your faith will begin to skyrocket! Faith is the key to access the supernatural in every area of your life! The Bible says in Hebrews 11:6, “And without faith, it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” You cannot have too much of the only thing that pleases God. 

Take time to understand the Bible. If you have a difficult time pray this out loud,

Heavenly Father, As I read your Word, make my mind sharp. Help me understand what I read by the power of the Holy Spirit. May I not miss out on anything the Bible says belongs to me. In Jesus Name, AMEN!