Attitude Of Faith

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Stephen Dedman
Pastor Stephen Dedman, Living Word Baptist Church

“Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.”
Mark 11:22-23

The attitude of faith believes that whatever God says in His Word will happen. It is a spirit of faith that thrills the heart of God. David said in Psalm 116:10, “I believed, therefore I spoke…” An attitude of faith demonstrates what one believes.

This attitude of faith is demonstrated through Jesus in Mark chapter 11. Jesus and His disciples were on their way to Jerusalem when Jesus saw a fig tree that did not produce any fruit. In verse 14 He cursed the tree and it died. On the next day, as they were passing by, Peter saw the dead tree and remembered that Jesus cursed it. Jesus’ response to Peter was, “Have faith in God.” Ultimately what Jesus was saying is faith believes and speaks.

A person with an attitude of faith believes will all their heart and says it with their mouth. What you believe in your heart will come out through your mouth. When you believe the truth, you speak the truth. Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God.” An attitude of faith must be derived from knowing the Word of God.

Jesus then said, “If you really believe that you can say to this mountain, ‘be lifted up and tossed into the sea’, then it will happen. But there can be no doubt. Any doubt whatsoever will keep you from having faith. (Sin increases doubt.) A life that demonstrates faith looks at impossible situations the way God does. With God, all things are possible. (Luke 18:27)

You have to believe it before you can speak it. Do you demonstrate an attitude of faith?

Lord, let nothing stand in my way of believing Your Word. Let Your truth live in my heart and let all doubt be removed. Yes, Lord, I believe.

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