Building Faith for the Miraculous
For those of you who would like to see people healed and witness the miraculous power of God, but haven’t yet, I’d like to offer some help.
I receive messages from friends who are inspired by the testimonies and instruction I share, but many of them have a hard time stepping out and praying for others. The problem for some is that their prayers to receive their own healing haven’t made a difference yet. It’s easy to think that God won’t heal others if He hasn’t healed you. One of the most common obstacles to operating in the miraculous is dwelling on the fact that you’re waiting for your own healing to manifest.
You will never witness the miraculous in your own life as long as your eyes can only see what God hasn’t done for you. That’s what the enemy wants you to dwell on. As long as you’re willing to fix your mind on your own problems, the enemy has you exactly where he wants you.
It doesn’t matter how many ailments you have that haven’t been healed. Looking at your own disappointing circumstances will only weaken what little faith you might have. It creates more doubt and unbelief and that will only make your prayers less effective.
The solution is to get your eyes off of your own circumstances and onto something that will build your faith. A word about faith for the miraculous might be helpful at this point:
Contrary to what is preached from many pulpits today, faith that is as small as a mustard seed does not work miracles. When Jesus told His disciples the parable of the mustard seed, He was not saying faith as small as a mustard seed can work miracles. He said faith that acts the way a mustard seed acts can work miracles. He went on to say that a mustard seed, though small, grew into a massive tree. Faith must grow before it produces healing and miracles.
Hearing the testimonies of what God is doing through others is a good exercise to build greater faith, but the most effective way to strengthen weak faith is to go out and lay hands on people who need healing. Yes, you will pray for people who won’t be healed, but don’t focus on them. Move on and keep laying hands on people and eventually you’ll pray for people who are healed. And those victories, few as they might be, are what you need to focus on.
If you need further help with healing, you might check out my book Divine Healing Made Simple.