I was just thinking back to a time when I was a student at Kingdom Faith Bible college.

We used to have what was referred to as the “8 o’clock”, this basically our early morning meeting.

At one of these meeting’s, John McKay was running it, he asked us all to get into groups. Each group was to have a discussion on faith, and the elected person was to stand up in front of everyone and preach about it.

Pastor John said that the person who was elected could either preach about what had been discussed, or preach on what they have themselves, well, I was the elected person in our group.

As the group was discussing things, other things on faith was running around my head, hence I couldn’t concentrate on what the group was saying, only what was coming into my head about faith, so, it was my turn to stand up…

There were a couple of things I said, but one thing which I have just been thinking about was about Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52) (Although I didn’t know that was his name and just knew him as the blind bloke who shouted “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me”).

Jesus knew He could heal, He had faith to believe He could heal, He knew He could give Bartimaeus back his sight, but can you imagine if Jesus said to Bartimaeus, “Wow, Bartimaeus, you have faith that I can heal you, well, guess what, I too have faith that I can heal you, isn’t that brilliant!” but then just carried on, rejoicing in the fact that He had faith to heal. What good would that have done?

Having faith for something is not enough, we need to put that faith into action, because if we don’t, there is no blessing.

This is important, especially when we are believing God for something, yet not putting our faith into action. When it comes to faith, we have to play a part, it’s not all up to God to do it all for us, there is a step we have to take.

It’s like having faith for a job, yet not going to the interview, your faith cannot be blessed because you didn’t take the step to put that faith into action. Catch my drift.

Believe me, I’m speaking to myself here as well as anyone else reading this post.

So if we are believing God for something, lets take the step in order to put that faith into action so it will bring blessing and will give Glory to God.

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