LIFE IN THE MIRACLE WORLD
By Malita Wamala
I have been having quite a journey with God about the status
of my faith.
And I thought I had faith, but when He ministered to me
through people about how my faith in Him on certain matters
was faltering, I started doing something about it.
First, I had a nasty dream in which a dead man from a mortuary
was chasing me. Usually when I have such nightmares, I like
the fact that even in my dreams I take charge, rebuke the
demons, invoke the Word of God and the dream usually ends
with me on top of things.
This particular dream, the only thing I was doing was run
for dear life! In fact when I tried loosing the blood of
Jesus, the demon rebuked me and that is when I took to my
heels. I woke up in a sweat, wondering what that was about!
I was too shaken to even say a coherent prayer, which was
strange for me.
A couple of days later, the Lord told my sister my faith
in Him was too low, which is why even when I got attacks
in my sleep, the enemy triumphed. Taking her to Ephesians
6, the Spirit ministered to her why the Bible says in verse
16, “Above all, taking the shield of faith…”
There are no victories in spiritual battles when that shield
Yet I thought I had faith. I confessed it each day, but
God sees our hearts. I guess He was seeing mine shaking
like a leaf!
I have dedicated more prayer to restoring my faith.
That week, in the lunch hour fellowship a preacher from
Kenya put it more elaborately for me: There is faith, and
then there is faith.
What Abraham had was faith, and what Job had was faith.
But it was not the same kind of faith.
The faith Abraham had was the kind that obeyed God without
question. God wants us to trust Him blindly if He has pronounced
Himself on anything, the way Abraham did. But look at it
this way; would Abraham have stood if God had simply taken
Isaac away the way He did with Job’s children?
Job praised God when he lost his cattle and children. He
said, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him”
when his body was full of boils and sores. That is faith.
Yet Job too, would probably never have pulled off what Abraham
did, had God ordered him to sacrifice his children at an
God tests us differently because He best knows what we
I have been thinking about these two men of God from the
Bible and decided if they could do it, so can I, and certainly
so can you.
Nothing is impossible with God. Lift up your faith no matter
what direction things seem to be taking.
Faith is your shield and when it is up, it quenches the
fiery darts of the enemy as the Bible says. In the face
of adversity, confess positively, believe what God said
about you and tell the storm about your God as opposed to
telling God about your storm. That wears out the enemy.
But when faith is down, whatever the devil hurls your way
hits with a thud.
Read Hebrews 11 and like me, work on your faith. You may
think you have faith but if the faith you have puts limits
on God’s abilities, then it is not yet faith.
Read about Abraham and Job, then pray for that shield of