“Be it done to you according to your faith.”
This statement was made by Jesus to at least a couple of people in the Gospels.
Jesus said this to the blind guy in Matthew 9:29, and He said it to the Roman Centurion who was interceding for his paralyzed servant in Matthew 8:13.
At other times, Jesus also said, “Your faith has made you whole,” or “Your faith has healed you.”
Suppose Jesus were to say to you, “Be it done to YOU according to your faith (or what you believe),” would anything change in your life or in your body? If so, to what degree?
After Jesus made this statement to the blind man, he received his sight. When Jesus said it to the centurion, the servant was healed that very hour.
Consider this, what if the blind man would have had only a little faith and according to that little faith, would have only received sight in one eye? hmmm.
Or for the centurion’s servant, if the centurion would have had only enough faith for his servant to be able to move the top part of his body or if his faith was even smaller, perhaps he could only move his arm, etc.
There’s still healing, just not very much. The healing would be measured out according to the amount of the faith.
I wonder if we are cheating ourselves out of a total healing (emotional or physical) or if we only see a little of the Lord’s glory because the healing or seeing we receive is based upon ours or someone else’s small amount of faith.
Thank God for any kind of faith, it comes from Him in the first place, but I just think about these things. And can we do better in our believing? And would that make a difference in the level of “abundant life” we would be living right now?
It seems to me, at the end of the day, it’s all about that faith.
Shalom, Big D
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*NOTE: Before you get defensive and accuse me of attacking your faith, be it small or great, take a breath. Realize that I’m not judging anyone. I’m simply asking a question. To be inquisitive is not the same as being judgmental. I’ve found over the years that when I am angry about questions, it is often a sign that I need to look at myself in a truthful way in the area where I may feel judged or attacked. If I’m honest, I will most likely see that “the shoe fits” and then I am able to ask the Lord to help me change. Sometimes the shoe doesn’t fit and I find that my anger is a result of something else altogether… like I need protein, sleep or a candy bar. 😀
PS “It is unreasonable, irrational, and illogical not to believe God.” dh