6For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love. (Galatians 5:1-13)
The dictionary defines work as “to operate, or cause to operate, especially effectively.” The driving force behind true biblical faith is God’s kind of love. When we have a clear revelation of God’s love for us, faith comes naturally. Faith is a byproduct of God’s love.
Once a man argued with me that God doesn’t heal all the time. His motivation for this belief was the fact that his twelve-year-old daughter was quadriplegic and mentally retarded. He believed God made her that way. I shared Scriptures, he shared Scriptures, and we arrived at a stalemate.
Finally I asked, “What kind of father are you that you don’t love your daughter enough to see her healed?” He became really mad and assured me that he would do anything to see his daughter healed, even to the point of taking her place if that could happen. I responded, “Do you think God loves her less than you do?”
He could argue doctrine, but when it came down to love it was inconceivable that a God who not only has love but is love (1 John 4:8) would not use His power to see us whole. Those who don’t believe that He will act on their behalf are people who don’t understand His love for them. Faith works when we know the great love God has for us.
Ask the Lord for a revelation of how much He loves you today, and watch your faith come alive.