Faith is the area in where Christians struggle the most to achieve.
This is one of our senses that is not related to the body, but to our spirit. That's why the vast majority have trouble using their faith.
Faith is given to us by God in its wholeness. It is not necessary to ask God for more faith, it's a nonsense.
Romans 12: 3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
This passage gives most of the time a wrong vision of faith, this due to a misinterpretation.
The measure referred to by Paul was a recipient that was used primarily for trade purpose at this time, in order to sell or buy the same volume of food.
This measure (in the Greek METRON) was used either for solid or liquid volumes. With this METRON measure, one was sure to buy a definite volume set without being wronged. In the same way for the seller, it was also a guarantee to do give to all his clients the same volume for the same amount of money, so all of them had the same volume for the same price paid. The seller was also sure not to give too much and wrong himself.
This also applies when God gives faith to those who go through the new birth. In this word of Paul, it is spoken about only one kind of measure (the measure), and not a different measure or several measures. God has given exactly the same measure of faith to each of His children.
When the Apostles asked Jesus to increase their faith...
Luke 17: 5-6 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
Jesus didn't answer to them "Alright guys, just sit here, I'll pray for you, and you will receive more faith".
No, Jesus said nothing like this. Simply because they didn't need more faith, they simply need to learn how to activate their faith.
You have received exactly the same measure of faith as Paul, Peter, John, James... This measure of faith is already in you. If you see little or no results in this area, it is because you simply need to learn to use this faith that is already in you, nothing more.
Faith is a spiritual sense, a sense of our spirit, and not a sense of our body. Just remind the fact that you have spent 15, 20, 40, or even 50 years using only your 5 physical senses. You need time and motivation to learn how to activate your spiritual sense that is your faith. You will enter into a process.
Good news! You have in you the faith to move mountains, which means that you have more faith that you will ever need in your life. Therefore, it is not necessary to ask God for more faith. You simply need to ask the Holy Spirit to help you to learn how to activate your faith, to enter in this process where you will include this new sense that is in you, in order to link your total confidence, as much, if not more than the one you give to your 5 tangible senses.
The first thing to understand is that faith gives me a view on reality and not on wishes. Our physical realm is included in the spiritual realm, so it is easy to understand now, that faith gives me a view of what is real. Activating his faith is to start accepting that I have a sense that addresses to my mind, that gives me much deeper and more reliable information that what my five senses can do. Faith thoughts are thoughts more real than any thought from one of my 5 senses.
To start to activate my faith, I simply have to determine a thought that needs to happen in my life. It may be thoughts of various areas: a provision, healing, receiving a revelation on a spiritual topic, the desire to manifest even more of the nature of God in me, etc...
Once this thought is created in me, I wouldn't let any one of my five senses tell me otherwise or modify this thought of faith that is in me.
This may look out of senses sometimes at the beginning, because your person is accustomed to only rely on their five senses. They have become during all these years the reference upon which you set your decisions and even get your self-confidence from. But from now on, you have activated a 6th sense, your faith. This 6th sense is much more reliable than your 5 senses all combined, because faith gives access to the power of God. It makes things that were limited, unlimited. Then you start to get into the power of the spiritual world in Jesus Christ through your faith. Start with little things, but don’t give up, keep putting your confidence and your assurance in this thought. The time doesn't matter, don't let the time catch you up. Make this decision and pronounce it out loud before you go off: "From now on I active my faith. I don't trust only my 5 senses, but my faith is the one that prevails my thoughts. "Time doesn’t matter, I remain in an active faith, and I would keep going until I reach the perfection of this process.
Do not hesitate to contact our LVBN Ministry if you need to go further in this process, we will help you with pleasure.
Bye for now.