THE GIFT OF FAITH
I’ve heard very little teaching on the Gift of Faith, as mentioned in 1 Cor. 12. I remember an experience I had with that gift years ago. When one of my daughters by my former marriage was an infant, she was in the hospital and deathly sick. As Christians, of course we were praying, and we even back then knew to pray in faith, not fear. Yet the results didn’t seem to come. The doctors were worried.
Then, before going home, suddenly something rose up in me like a holy anger, and I commanded the sickness to leave her body. It wasn’t me, but rather the Spirit of God that just rose up from within. The next morning, when I arrived, she was out of the oxygen tent and the surprised doctors said she was completely well and could go home. I believe what rose up in me, following persistent prayer in the spirit, was the Gift of Faith, God’s faith, not mine, which wrought the miracle. What think you?