“Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe? All things are possible for one who believes.” -Mark 9:23
One of the most amazing things that can happen to a person is freedom. The freedom which Christ gives freely and completely.
Yet, most of the time believers don’t recognize it, don’t acknowledge it. And that by definition is actually a misuse of the given freedom. What is the reason behind this? I believe it is the wrong “theology” that we are still under the authority of the old nature. If we hold on to this harmful doctrine, then we won’t be able to see that because we are free we have the privilege of having the faith of Jesus as a gift. This faith makes us recognizable!
There’s nothing more better than the taste of faith. In John 4:35 where Jesus encourages His disciples to lift up their eyes and see the fields white for harvest…the Greek word used for “see” is “theathron” which denotes something spectacular (from where in our language we have derived the word “theater” ). Basically Jesus was encouraging His disciples to dare to believe something beyond the comprehension of their mind. Why did He say the fields are white when the wheat fields are actually yellow once they are ripe? If we read the context of the passage we know Jesus is referring to the Samaritans which wore white turbans at that time. So, Jesus is encouraging His disciples to long for great, exceptional, spectacular things, impossible things which by faith are reachable, possible!
Faith is the gift that opens a way for the impossible things to be possible..no matter the visible obstacles we face at the moment. Why? Because faith has the ability each time to direct us to Jesus and His word. Indeed faith is precious, invaluable…all the things given freely by grace, faith makes them accessible and functional.
And faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen becomes more than just a definition…it makes us bold and courageous.