Matthew 8:5-13

Matthew 8:5-13
The Centurion’s Servant Healed

What was amazing to me was that the Centurion who is a man in a high power, and was under authority had faith in Jesus. This man was probably very wealthy, yet he said that I am not worthy for you to come to my house. He recognized that Jesus was also in high power and that He was Lord. Why else would he have said, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘do this,’ and he does it” This man said that he too was a man under authority. HE KNOWS! HE HAS FAITH THAT JESUS IS THE MESSIAH. He also knows that Jesus was sent by an authority. Which to me is amazing because he probably was told false things about Jesus yet, the Centurion believed and had faith that Jesus could heal his servant by just speaking it. The Centurion also mentioned that the soldiers under him when he says “Go” they will go, and when they say “Come” they will come. We can also look at as if Jesus was talking to us, us being His servants. Mark 16:15 “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature’.” Jesus tells us to go, and since we are under His authority we must go, like the Centurion’s soldiers. Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me, all you who labor and heaven laden, and I will give you rest.” Again Jesus says “Come” and we must come to Him.
A: Today when reading the Bible, I will highlight and remember all the times when Jesus and God tells us to come, or go, or do this. That way I can see everything that God wants me to do.

Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,the evidence of things not seen

It’s funny the way faith works. Awhile back I was obsessed with the idea of getting a tattoo. My 18th birthday was coming and I was saving my pennies. I had the perfect idea picked out. An infinity sign that had faith written in cursive that broke out into birds. Then underneath it Hebrews 11:1 was going to be written. Not the whole verse just the location. It was my perfect tattoo. I never got it, things happened and it slipped my mind.
One reason why I wanted faith as a tattoo was because its what I was running on. At 18 I had no idea what I was going to do with my life after high school. There was no desire to go to college and it seemed like I was a total failure. Everyone busy getting ready for the future, and here I was flowing with the wind. My faith was completely in God and His plan for my future. I was putting my trust into something that I couldn’t see. But I could see his work around me in other people’s lives. The evidence of God is there. In the book we just got Know Why You Believe, it says “Faith then is simply trust.” My trust in God never went away, it simply was shifted from Him, who is my provider, into people who couldn’t provide anything for me. I was blinded by the unfaithful, when I should have realized that God was the only one that is faithful.
being around so many people who’s faith is clear and inspiring. I am reminded of all the times in my life when God proved Himself faithful. I am ready to put my full faith into God once more. To let go of the thing that I am fighting so hard to keep. and to surrender all that I am to His works. I want Him to use me for His glory, not for my own.
One way that I am going to apply this to my life and to grow my faith, is when I feel tugged by the Holy Spirit. I am won’t ignore it like I have done in the past. I will also pray for the things that come to mind and I am thrown into a world of fear and doubt. That way God will know my fears, and I won’t be trying to deal with them all on my own.