People of faith. People who believe God’s word and they act on it. Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” Romans 14:23 “Everything that does not come from faith is sin.” So obviously God uses people of faith.
What did you do this week that didn’t require faith? And the Bible says whatever is not of faith is sin. If you don’t do it in faith, it’s wrong. God is looking for people who believe Him. We limit God so much by our unbelief. Most of us have a faith that tries God rather than trusts God. You’ve never really believed God until you’ve attempted something in your ministry that can’t be done in the power of the flesh. What is it that is about your ministry that cannot be explained except “God did it!” The way you live by faith is that you take risks.
You step out on a limb. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb, that’s where the fruit is. Don’t be afraid to rock the boat if Christ is your captain. Step out and do things that you think, “There’s no way I can do this.” Most ministries can be explained away simply by human effort. The only way this thing keeps going is God’s power. He has to do it. William Carey, the first modern mission, his famous motto was “Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.” Expect and attempt. God doesn’t sponsor flops. He knew he had a big God. He believed in a big God and he said, “I let the size of my God determine the size of my goal.” God’s given us tremendous power but we limit Him so much.
What are you believing God for in your ministry? What are you believing God to do in your family in the next six months? What are you believing God to do in your finances? He does what you expect Him to do. “According to your faith it will be done unto you.” God looks for believing people.