As believers of Christ, we are called to walk by faith and not by sight. All of us have been given a measure of faith from God. While we all need faith and should be living by faith, our ultimate desire should be to obtain and master great faith. What is great faith you ask? Great faith is the unshakable, unchangeable, and immovable belief in God, His Word, and His ability to perform His written or Rhema Word in your life. This type of faith doesn't come overnight. It comes through years of testing and trying. My prayer is that everyone who reads this post and all the posts in this three part series develops this great faith.
Now let's talk about immoveable faith! To find out what unshakable and unchangeable faith is, read the first two posts: Part 1 and Part 2. According to the Thayer's Greek Lexicon dictionary, immoveable (ametakínētos) means firmly persistent or not to be moved from its place. Is your faith firmly persistent or does it waver? When everything is going good in our lives it is easy to have faith, but real faith is tested and proved in the midst of failure, heartbreak, disappointment, trauma, and tragedy. One of my favorite scriptures in the bible is Psalm 62:6, "He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved." People with immoveable faith have a deep trust in God. No matter what happens in their lives, good or bad, their faith in God is unmoved.
Is your faith immovable or does it move every time the enemy attacks you. The devil is going to attack your faith and God is going to allow him to. Don't believe this statement to be true, read the book of Job. God allowed the devil to attack Job to prove to the devil that Job's faith in Him was immovable! The devil threw everything at him but the kitchen sink and his faith in God never wavered. It never moved! Can you honestly say that if everything that happened to Job happened to you, you would still have faith in God? What if you received news today that you have a terminal illness or one of your loved ones tragically died? Would your faith remain or would it crumble?
Don't be like the seeds in Jesus' parable in Luke 8. Luke 8:13, "The seeds on the rocky soil represent those who hear the message and receive it with joy. But since they don't have deep roots, they believe for a while, then they fall away when they face temptation." If your faith moves every time you hear bad news, your faith is rocky. Understand this, your faith will come under trail. It will get tested. God will ensure of it, but when it comes under testing will remain or will it break under the pressure? God is displeased when our faith wavers (Hebrews 10:38). Remember, without faith it is impossible to please Him.
To help you strengthen your immoveable faith, study, mediate, and recite on Psalms 112:7, "He does not fear bad news, nor live in dread of what may happen. For he is settled in his mind that Jehovah will take care of him. " Immovable faith is settled faith. It is your faith settled? Is it rooted in God's Word? You cannot master great faith if your faith is constantly moving based on your daily circumstances. Settle your faith. No matter what happens in your life tell yourself, "I shall not be moved." Don't be moved! Trust God! Trust His Word!
I pray your faith in God gets strengthen day by day until it develops into great faith. Faith that is unshakeable, unchangeable, and immoveable! Faith that is firmly rooted in God and His Word! Great faith isn't easy, but it is attainable. Strive for it! Live by it! Speak it! I have confidence in you and I am praying for you!