The more you read the Word, the more you realize it is A LOT more simple than you thought.
So you want to know how to get your Heavenly Father’s attention? Besides the fact that He is completely in love and focused on you simply because you are YOU, here is what turns His head that extra “crank” ..lol.
In Mark 2:5 it says, “When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Then later in Mark 2:10-11 Jesus says, “But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on Earth to forgive sins.” So He said to the man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”
The key to Jesus speaking the Word that changed this man’s life forever was the fact that He “saw” their faith. Let me refresh your memory. This is the part of the Word where a paralyzed man and his four friends were trying to get him to Jesus so he could be healed. The house Jesus was visiting was way too full and the man’s friends couldn’t get him through the front door, so they took him on the roof and lowered him into the house so he could see Jesus. I mean talk about some ride or die friends!! #squadgoals
The point is, Jesus “saw” their faith because they believed so deeply that He would heal their friend that they went to the point of climbing on the roof and lowering their friend into the house! Now that is some faith!
Here’s a second example of the same thing. In Mark 5:32-34 it says, “But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
Did you notice it said Jesus was looking around to “see” who touched Him? This woman who had an issue of blood for 12 years put her faith in action so Jesus would “see” it. Have you figured it out yet? Faith has a look! When you put your “faith” into “action,” your Heavenly Father takes notice and His attention is drawn to you with a little something extra on it. In other words, when you begin to display outwardly what you believe in your heart concerning your Father, He takes notice!
Here are a few other scriptures for you to let sink in on this topic.
Matthew 9:36 When He saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Matthew 13:58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
So there it is! When your Heavenly Father “sees” your faith, He is moved. He gets excited because after all, He did call you to walk by faith and not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7) The question now becomes, how are you showing your faith?? Let’s talk about it. Drop a comment below if you’re needing some help “showing” your faith with a particular request you’ve been praying about. I’d love to help you!