‘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. ‘ Matthew 8:8
Thank God for February.
This morning as I studied scripture, I did so feeling physically weak. In Matthew, I noticed this centurion, this roman who was able to identify the true nature of the Lord. He told Jesus that he understood His lordship over principalities and powers of darkness. He knew that Jesus could command/say the word, and evil would be quenched. The Bible says that Jesus heard him and marveled.
What was different about the centurion? His perspective. Being a man of authority, he understood His power and knew how to use it. All he said to Jesus was out of the personal experience, and from what he had heard. He put all that together, and he believed that Jesus was powerful, and moreover, that He was God. Please note that Jesus was ready to go to his house and heal his servant, but this roman understood that the power Jesus had, disregarded time and space.
As I read these verses, I realized that for Christianity to make sense, our perspectives have to change. The way we see ourselves, others, life, and most of all, God. Who do we see God as? It’s our perspective that makes all the difference. I can sit and wait for healing or realize that I have the light of life, and the power that raised Christ from the dead is available inside of me, perspective.
Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.’ Matthew 8:13
Let it be done to you as you have believed, was the reply Jesus gave to him. God deals with us according to our faith. The way we choose to live either confirms or contradicts the truth about who we are in Christ. Believe it or not, we are identified by the way we think, speak, and act. Jesus was recognized as the son of God by the life He lived.
So, I made my choice, and though I was weak, I have been up and working. The truth is that Jesus Christ came to give us salvation, and by revelation, we are to live this out. This is the day of salvation, and I chose to walk in it. The question is, what is your perspective?
Till next time, be transformed!!!