March 03, 2015

FINDING FAITH

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Luke 18:1-8


...Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Luke 18:8

Jesus asked an important question,"Will I find faith on earth?" He was asking: "Will I find people on earth who pray?" In other words, Jesus wondered whether He would find this expression of faith (prayer) when He returned to the earth.

Prayer is one of the greatest acts of faith. It demonstrates and releases faith. The reason for this is simple: whenever you pray, you are declaring that you do not have faith in the arm of flesh. Have you not noticed that every time you begin to pray, one hundred different "things to do" come to your mind?

When you decide to pray, you are saying that prayer will have a greater effect than all those physical things you have to do. In other words, you are saying that God's direct intervention is the most important thing for your ministry.

Do you want to be a great man of faith? A man of faith is a man of great exploits. Become a great man of faith by becoming a man of prayer. Prayer is one of the greatest expressions of faith in God. "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (Hebrews11:6).

As you can see, you cannot please God without faith. That means you cannot please God in the ministry without prayer. You do not please God by being an administrator, accountant or computer wizard. You please God by praying and demonstrating faith in Him.