Over the last couple weeks we have been looking into the “Big Why” of Faith Builders International. We have discovered that faith is our lifestyle and our foundation. In this weeks blog I want to encourage you that faith is also our freedom. It is the desire of Faith Builders International to spread freedom through the powerful message of the Gospel of Jesus.
There is freedom found in a life of faith. Although we experienced tragedy in our personal life with our son, Gavin, we still recognize that there is freedom found in Christ through a life of faith. Please remember when we refer to faith we are not referring to a religion or denomination. We are referring to a lifestyle that brings substance to our lives as we follow Christ. We see this freedom in faith demonstrated in the working of miracles that Jesus did in his earthly ministry. Every time Jesus engaged in a situation with people not only did he provide for them but he also demonstrated freedom. In most scriptures found in the Gospels we see Jesus in his earthly ministry preaching, teaching and carrying out miracles. At every junction of His ministry there was a freedom that not only engaged people where they were but it remained in their life far after Jesus left that given area. When we look at the cross and resurrection it allows us to go deeper into a place of understanding that there is freedom found in a relationship with Jesus.
I want to point you to Mark 5:21-40. It is in this passage of scripture we see two major miracles, in two lives that released freedom. In the latter part of the chapter we see Jairus daughter healed and raised to life. However, I want us to see freedom in a way that is birthed from a place of faith. I want to encourage you to read these verses on your own but I do want to highlight a couple of them for you here.
Lets look at Mark 5: 27, 28, and 34.
27) She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe.
28) For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.”
34) And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.”
Verses 27 and 28 spoke of steps of action, reflecting the faith in God that was within her. “She came behind him and touched His robe.” These were two actionable steps. In verse 34, Jesus declares, “Daughter your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.”. She was completely healed. She believed, put action to her belief, and was healed. Faith is not a formula but faith in God does require action and patience. We as a ministry will take steps of action to express our internal belief of faith in God to serve churches, pastors, individuals, entrepreneurs, and more. We will preach and teach the Biblical truths of God’s Word to support pastors and leaders all over the world. We will not just talk, but we will respond with action to our belief in the calling of God on Faith Builders International.
In your own life, you may have needs that you are trusting God for. I want to encourage you to put action to your belief and do something that will bridge the natural and supernatural together. This is where freedom can be released in your life! Jeannie and I can sit idle with the belief of this ministry OR we can take action to see it become reality. Please know that we are resting in God’s grace and do not strive in our own flesh to make something happen. We are obedient to the leading of God to establish this ministry now and will provide action for this belief. We have invested our personal finances and resources to see this ministry launched with excellence and without struggle.
There are people in the United States and around the world who are suffering, both naturally and spiritually. The message of faith in God is transformational and can help people move from suffering to a place of wholeness.
You will never truly experience freedom until you understand where faith comes from (Romans 10:17) but also how faith is released. Faith is released through action. There is no formula to follow as faith grows in our hearts which then allows us to take steps of action and through action we see freedom! The woman who was sick for 12 years spent everything she had to do something. She left her home to find Jesus. She took action. She reached out and touched his garment. Faith is born in our hearts but released through action. Faith without action is useless.
Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?
James 2:18-20 NLT
When he refers to deeds, James is referring to action. James says I will show you my faith by my actions.
Let me encourage you to put action to your faith today and lets believe God together. Go to www.faithbuildersintl.com, scroll down to the bottom and let us know about your prayer requests so our team can be praying and standing with you. We will add our faith to yours and lets see miracles take place together!