“Sir,” the official said to Him, “come down before my boy dies!” “Go”, Jesus told him, “Your son will live.” The man believed what Jesus said to him and departed. While he was still going down, his slaves met him saying that his boy was alive. He asked them what time he got better. “Yesterday at seven in the morning the fever left him,” they answered. The father realized this was the very hour at which Jesus told him, “Your son will live. “ Then he himself believed, along with his whole household. John 4:49-53HCSB
Many times people accept Jesus as Lord and Savior but they never learn how to grow as a disciple of Christ. Just as a child progresses from milk to eating solid food, our faith and trust in God must grow.
The official’s faith and trust grew. First, he believed that Jesus could heal his son and requested that He come to lay hands on his son. Second, he believed Jesus’ word that his son would live and he departed. This illustrated his faith in Jesus’ power and word. Third, he believed that Jesus was the Son of God and led his whole household to believe in Jesus.
Challenge: Are you growing in your faith? What do you need to do grow as a disciple of Christ? What are you doing to lead others to believe in Jesus? Ask God to help you to have more faith and trust.