“…to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit’’” (I Corinthians 12:9).
Faith is one among the Gifts of the Spirit. We call three gifts of the Spirit as ‘Gifts of Power.’ First one is the Gift of faith, second is the Gift of Healing and third is the Gift of doing Miracles. While there is a faith of man, there is a divine faith also.
This is a holy faith which is a part of the Divinity. Look up to God. There is a big faith always bubbling in Him. Nothing is impossible to Him. He never thinks of the defeat. With His faith, God created the world (Hebrews 1:3). God, Himself is the base for the power of the Gift of faith. God wants to give this divine comfort to you through the Gifts of the Spirit. “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23). “If you would believe you would see the glory of God” (John 11:40).
If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move and nothing will be impossible for you” (Mathew 17:20). Pastor Paul Yonggi Cho says that in the early morning, as he goes on meditating on how great God is, the gift of faith fills him. He further says that during those times he will receive unimaginable huge projects.
One day, all of a sudden God asked him to start a Christian newspaper in Korea in a huge way. It was a big shock to the pastor and he expressed his inability in this regard to God. God told him “I know it is not possible for you. Rely upon the Holy Spirit and then the gift of Spirit will function in you. I will do miracle after miracle.” Many elders of the church were of the view that it was a mad plan and some of them even stumbled away from the church.
But, since the gift of faith was with Pastor Paul Yonggi Cho, he relied on God and affirmed his faith saying “My God is powerful to do this. He is the one to call those things which do not exist as though they did. He is the one to create light from the darkness.” As planned, the newspaper came out. Pastor Paul Yonggi Cho continues the publication and he covers half of the newspaper for Christian news. Dear children of God, you can also put to use your gift of faith. Look at God today as the Almighty. See Him as the greatest. Look at Him as the Almighty God of creation. Not only that. Fully rely on Him in faith.
To meditate: “…he who believes in me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do” (John 14:12).