Believing in God's Power

There is no doubt that much of our lives are influenced by our beliefs. We make decisions, arrive at conclusions, and take actions on the basis of what we believe or ---don’t believe. But although we are not born with a set of beliefs, the capacity to believe is already present at birth. Generally, our beliefs are nurtured and established from a variety of sources. Among these are maturation, life experiences, intellectual development, social interaction, education and religion. Thus, believing is an undeniable force in our lives. Simply put, whatever we believe, we are more likely to pursue. But our beliefs are more than just a function of our intellect or our emotions. There is a deeper element in believing. It is spiritual. If we examine  most of the principles and values that govern our lives, we would admit that they are rooted in what we believe (or do not believe) morally and spiritually. God has put this remarkable capability within our spirits for a higher purpose. He made believing central to His divine plan of redemption for Mankind's sin. Believing is essential to accepting Jesus Christ as the Son of God and our Savior. Yet, because God has given us free will, we can choose to believe or not believe His message of salvation. But Jesus clearly outlines the consequences of our decision when He says- "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God " John 3:18.

In His sermons and miracles Jesus demonstrated that believing is not important to salvation only. He taught that unless we  believe in God's power we will not receive its manifestation in our lives. People, who do not believe that God hears and answers prayers, do not call on Him. Neither do they exercise faith for healing, protection or anything else. They rely solely on their intellect, financial or material resources. Yet Jesus has assured us that we have access to God’s power in meeting our needs and desires; large and small. He said -
“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them – Mark 11:24. This means that believ
ing must come before we even pray; not after. Besides, believing  moves us beyond hoping. It fortifies us spiritually to step out in faith and trust God for His answers, regardless of the existing circumstances. Jesus said …"If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes." Mark 9:23. When we believe and do not doubt, we will experience God’s unstoppable power at work in our lives. Jesus said ”For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23. When we believe and trust in Him, God has the power to turn bad situations, negative consequences and even adverse predictions around for our good.  Jesus said ...With God all things are possible" - Matthew 19:26b. 


  • Our beliefs have a profound influence on our lives. 

  • God gave us the capacity to believe

  • Believing is critical to achieving anything in life.

  • Belief on the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, is the key to eternal life

  • If we believe in God's power, we will receive His answers to our requests.