And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. – Mat. 8:7-8
I had hoped Jesus would come into my apartment, like I had heard He did in other people’s lives. I believed He would just walk in with provisions in His hands, touch us, and keep us safe. What Jesus told the centurion showed a much greater faith than mine. He was telling him; you do not even have to come. Just speak a word and my servant will be healed. As the Spirit illuminated this scripture, I heard, “Have faith in me, my daughter. I am here, always.”
Recognizing His presence became a daily pursuit. At His feet, I could walk. Without Him, I could not. As I grew in fellowship with Him, my faith grew. Provisions were still lacking in the natural, but I began expecting them, trusting the Lord’s ways: the unexpected check in the mail from a stranger at church, a $10 bill placed in one of my coat pockets, and much more.
Great faith is having no need to see Jesus to know that He is there, or to see the provisions to know they are coming. We receive the manifestation before we see it. Great faith looks unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Great faith does not let the circumstances dictate our expectations. We walk by faith, from glory to glory!