Written by Gloria Copeland
"God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith" (Rom. 12:3).
Many times, people think, I just wish I had faith like Ken and Gloria. Then I wouldn't be in this mess. Well, you do have faith like Ken and me. You just have to develop it. Everyone who's been born again has been given a measure of faith...the same measure. But not everyone spends the time necessary to develop it from a seed to a powerful force.
Faith comes in response to the promise of God. On the other hand, whatever God promises you in His Word, you can count on because He is "alert and active, watching over His word to perform it" (Jer. 1:12 AMP).
So, if you want to learn to use your faith, start finding out what God has already said. Open your Bible and discover what already belongs to you according to His Word.
Then take that Word and keep it in front of your eyes. Keep it in your ears and in your mouth. Proverbs 4:20-22 puts it this way: "My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh."
The word attend in that passage means "to pay close attention to something." The nurse who is attending to a sick patient watches diligently over that patient. Faith comes when you give that same kind of diligence to the Word.
It comes when you do what God told Joshua to do, when you let the Word of God "not depart out of your mouth, but meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it; for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success" (Josh. 1:8 AMP).
So do what it takes to develop your faith from a seed to a force. Then, when you get in a fix and need help, you can use your faith. You can speak the Word of God, and watch your faith go to work.
Or, better yet, learn to use your faith ahead of time and all the time, and you can avoid most of those "fixes." When you learn to live in the blessing continually, fewer miracles are needed! Excerpt permission granted by
Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka: Kenneth Copeland Ministries