The Lord used an early morning headache to speak to me yesterday morning, and it was solid spiritual food. At 5 AM, I cuddled up in a blanket on the sofa (yes, northern Minnesota nights are still cold) after ingesting Excedrin, and opened my Bible. My book fell open in the 9th chapter of Matthew (v. 27):
Two blind men were following Jesus and called out, "Son of David, have mercy on us!" Jesus asked them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?"
"Yes, Lord," they replied.
Then He touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith will it be done to you," and their sight was restored.
Though a well-known passage, I "saw" it as if the first time. Jesus did not say to the blind men, according to how much you love me will it be done to you, or according to how much I love you will it be done to you. Jesus did not say, according to the degree of your blindness will it be done to you; or according to how much you sit here and praise Me or beg Me will it be done to you. Their blindness could not be healed by tithing, being good neighbors or going to synagogue.
Jesus gave the men ONE condition. ACCORDING TO THEIR FAITH. He would heal them based on their FAITH and nothing else. So if we know that real faith is the evidence and confirmation of God's promise before it is seen, then their healing was contingent on this:
To the extent that these blind men believed WITHOUT WAVERING that God would heal them BEFORE their eyes could see again, they would have restored sight. No hoping, no wishing, no wondering, no wavering.
Faith. Amazing unswerving faith. The key to wholeness.