As I begin this new day, I am touched by the story of a military leader who had great faith in Jesus and he also had great love for his fellow servant who was not well and because of that combination of love and faith, the leader approached Jesus and told Him his heart. I love it that even though he didn’t ask Jesus to do anything, but merely told Jesus about his servant, Jesus said “I will go and heal him.” Now how sweet is the heart of Jesus to see the heart of the leader for his servant and the man’s faith in Jesus to heal him!!!
This military leader was a humble man and did not see himself as worthy for Jesus to be in his house and so he told Jesus, just speaking the healing words towards my servant with your authority will be good enough.
Jesus marveled at the man’s humility and faith in Him, hence Jesus said “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.”
There is nothing that melts the heart of Jesus more than the humility, compassion and faith of a leader’s heart. Truly it is a beautiful heart to have humility towards their own sin, to have compassion for those they lead and to have faith that Jesus can help them as a leader to help their people. If you are a leader of people, I want to encourage your heart that Jesus can identify with our hearts just like He did for this centurion in this Bible story. This centurion leader understood more about Jesus than the religious leaders of that day did and he put his faith into action!!! Jesus saw it!!! Where is your heart of faith in need of action in approaching Jesus for help today as a leader, saint??? I want to encourage you to cast your heart concerns upon Jesus because He does care for you and those you lead!!! Perhaps it is for those you lead in a ministry, church, organization or business?!! Perhaps it is for those under your own roof?!! Whatever your cares, let’s believe that Jesus will help and then let us do as Jesus told the centurion leader – “Go!” trusting that Jesus will do for us as we have believed in Him to do!!!
Faith is powerful and I love this song here that talks about believing!!! Faith is our foundation for all of life!!! Lead on, saints, knowing our Father’s heart is with you to help you and your people have victory!!! Oh how that thought just makes me smile as I step into life today!!! Have a divine day and know you are loved wherever you are!!!
“…if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
“With God, all things are possible.”
Matthew 8:5-13; Matthew 17:20; Matthew 19:26 NIV