Recently, I read about the centurion who did this. He approached Jesus and told Him about his servant who lay at home sick. Jesus replied that He’d go heal the servant, but the centurion believed for MORE. The faith within him stretched beyond the borders of what Jesus had already done. Instead of leading the way to his house, he told Jesus that He could heal his servant with just a spoken word. A journey to the centurion’s home wasn’t required; Jesus did as the centurion believed and healed the servant with His Word. Then, Jesus commended this Gentile for his great faith.
The centurion’s faith held two important distinctions.
*His faith recognized that Jesus was all powerful. As such, He was limitless and infinite in the manner He could work miracles.
*His faith acknowledged that Jesus held all authority. Therefore, His word could accomplish whatever He chose to speak.
The centurion went for MORE because the power of faith was at work in him conceiving what others had never experienced through Jesus and perceiving what even Jesus’ disciples failed to understand.
We, too, have that potential. Based on what God has already done, we can retrieve miracles for our situations. If God did it before, He can do it again. Based on who God IS, He can do what needs doing any way he chooses—even if we haven’t ever heard of it being done before. There are grander adventures in faith we have yet to experience. There are greater exploits for God’s people to explore. There are creative possibilities not yet uncovered. Incomprehensible things still to imagine. And our faith in God can position us right in the middle of the wonderful, beautiful, glorious unknown.
Tip/Tidbit: Ephesians 3:19-21 says, “And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” See, bold faith isn’t about us. Our faith merely responds to the beautiful truth that it’s all in Him. Because of Who He is and because of the authority of His Word, the impossible becomes our reality. It’s time to think bigger. Stretch your faith in God’s magnitude and ask for MORE than you ever dreamed.