Today's devotion is based on Matthew 8:8, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.?
Once again, we encounter the faith Christ creates. He calls the faith of the man a strong faith, the likes of which he had not found in all of Isreal. The centurion understood what Jesus' word was capable of accomplishing. Jesus' reply was, "Go; let it be done for you as you have believed."
We can learn from this event that faith is not just knowledge. Faith believes in the unseen. Faith does not mysteriously appear when threatened, frightened, humiliated, or when we are in desperate times. Faith grows out of those events. That is what Jesus wants to help us grow in our faith.
Please pray with me; Help me, Lord, to believe firmly in you and not in my own strength. If you say no or wait a while to my prayers, help me accept that answer because you see and know everything while I cannot even see the next minute. Please help me to have faith that trusts in you and you alone. In your holy name, I pray. Amen.