Getting God’s Attention #1 – SurenessDaily Thoughts
Matthew 8:10 “When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith”
Throughout scripture there were certain individuals who managed to capture the attention of God. 1 Peter 3:12 says “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayers…“. God gives his attention to those that are righteous, yet we know that righteousness comes through faith…and faith alone!
Do you have faith that astonishes Jesus?…That surprises God? This Centurion did. This man’s faith was all about sureness. He had complete faith and sureness that Jesus could heal his servant with one word from his mouth, not even having to physically go to him.
Luke 1:37 “For nothing is impossible with God”
It’s amazing because normally it went the other way; where Jesus would challenge others about their faith. But in this scenario, the Centurion expected a greater miracle than even Jesus was prepared to give him!
We often don’t live like this because we are so engrained with the world and it’s patterns. It takes extraordinary faith to have believe that God will deliver us from our crippling financial situation, to heal us of our long-term illness or to restore a broken marriage. Do you have a sureness that God will be faithful to meet you needs?
Do you have faith that gets God’s attention?