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A touch of faith

Updated: Mar 2, 2023

How to touch God in faith

Just think of it, day and night every day, millions of people bombard the Lord with

prayers , petitions and requests. Just as well that God is omniscient (all knowing) and does not need a switchboard particularly as a switchboard might jam.

Some people always seem to get through and connect with God with their prayer, whilst others seem to have less success.

I personally believe that all our prayers which are in line with God’s will are answered , Yes and Amen when they are offered up in faith.

Let us examine God’s word to find out if this assertion is true.

Our first proof text is found in Mark 5:24-34 see footnotes [1].

There was a great multitude pressing in on Jesus. The sick woman says to herself ‘if I only could touch the hem of his garment then I would be healed’. Her faith made a difference and virtue proceeded from the Son of God and healed her.

She reached out and touched Jesus the Son of God in a living and expectant way.

This is how we must learn to touch God!

Faith in God is a major and recurring theme in the Bible. Perhaps one of the best scriptures defining just what exactly is meant by faith is found in Hebrews 11:1-6 see footnotes [2].

Faith is at one level is just simply trusting God.

It is an assurance in our hearts and minds that we can trust God both in terms of the truth of the scriptures and when He speaks directly by His Holy Spirit.

If you believe that the Lord has spoken to you then faith means that you trust Him and do whatever He has called, you to do.

Every believer has been dealt the measure of faith [3]. Faith is the gift of God [4]

If we have no faith in Jesus Christ and His words, then there is no salvation. Even if all the people are pressing around God only those who reach out and touch him in faith will connect and receive from him.

We can trust the bible when it says that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved [5].

And so our eternal lives begin when we place our faith (trust and belief) in Jesus Christ and His words (the words of eternal life).

We begin our faith walk as become poor [6] in spirit by admitting our sins and our own inability to put things right with God by our own devices and thus we begin to inherit the kingdom of God.

So our progress continues by faith for it is impossible to please God without it [7].

Praying or acting without faith is like firing a gun with blank ammunition.

It sounds and looks like the real thing but does not do the job needed.

Our prayers should be heartfelt and offered up in faith knowing that our Abba Father will hear them and grant all those that are in His will.

We must realiose that our heavenly Father cares about us in every intimate detail of our lives. We should also be aware that we have access into the very Holy of Holies in time of trouble (I also believe at all other appropriate times because we are His children).

We are joint heirs with Jesus Christ and are called the children of God.

All our activities both secular and spiritual need to be performed in faith. Whether we pray in the Spirit or express thanksgiving, it is our faith that makes the act acceptable to God.

Even our thanksgiving and offerings must be lifted in faith.

What good would our praise and worship be if we do not enter in by faith?

Without faith it is impossible to please God...

Look at the staggering promise in Mark 11:23-24 then align your prayers with it… in faith. Sometimes we have to say with the demonized boy’s father ‘Lord help my unbelief’.

And the Lord did help him and set his boy free!

So in closing, I believe the Lord would challenge us today to consider our ways as to whether we are living our lives as lives of faith?

Let us press in and touch Him now in faith believing that we will receive the very thing that we need from our Abba Father now!


Personal Prayer

Scripture footnotes [1] Mark 5:24 And Jesus went with him; and many people followed him and thronged him. 25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, 26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, 27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. 28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. 29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. 30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? 31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? 32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. 33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell before him, and told him all the truth. 34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace and be whole of thy plague.

[2] Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. 4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. 5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 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.

[3] Romans 12:3. [4] Ephesians 2:8. [5] Acts 2:21. [6] Matthew 5:6-11 Note stepwise progression of the Beatitudes. [7] Hebrews 11:6.

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