I sat down at the conference that day listening to my spiritual father teach. Then these words jumped out of my heart/mouth, “Daddy as a followable faith”. That inspired word made me to value my relationship with my spiritual father more than ever before. He has a faith that can be followed.

Friend, one of the things we are told to follow in servants of God or ministers of the gospel is their faith (Hebrews 6:12, 13:7). Truly, the man of God that imparts you the most is the one who helps you to develop a solid faith in the living God as you follow him. Thank God for handouts, but what you need from anointed men is not handouts but an impartation of faith (Romans 1:11).

“…the just shall live by his faith” (Habakkuk 2:4). This all important scripture elucidates the secret to a life of triumph. The just shall live by faith or die by fear. It also means that the quality and quantity of life that the just would live is tied to his life of faith. Truly, investments into your faith walk would secure your destiny in God.

One of the proofs that you are living a life of faith is that you learn to pray and trust God for everything (Philippians 4:6-7). You should never get to a point in your life where you do not see need to pray about things. Learn to pray about issues, big or small. It is the platform of prayers that our faith in the living God is exercised (Hebrews 11:6).

Don’t wait until you have big stuff to deal with before you use your faith. Faith is like a muscle, you need to exercise it with use, else it goes flabby. In the physical, you save stuff by keeping it, but in the Kingdom, you save stuff by using it. Your faith grows and develops with use. This was the secret of David (1 Samuel 17:34-37).

If you have not learnt to use your faith against “slight” headache, you would not know how to use it against cancer. Instead of asking for a bail out when small needs show up, learn to trust God so your faith can be developed for bigger needs. Indeed, the truly bankrupt man is the man without faith; Faith is the currency of the Kingdom (James 2:5, Hebrews 11:3).

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria