The Power Edge

Jesus went with them. When he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, don't trouble yourself, for I am not worthy for you to come under my roof. Therefore I didn't even think myself worthy to come to you; but say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, 'Go!' and he goes; and to another, 'Come!' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude who followed him, "I tell you, I have not found such great faith, no, not in Israel." Those who were sent, returning to the house, found that the servant who had been sick was well. Luke 6:10 WEB.

We once bought a colossal rack mount server on eBay, and we had to pay over a hundred dollars in shipping charges. It was a Dell Power Edge R900, and it weighed just over 92 pounds. To my disappointment, when I unpacked it and started it up, it immediately died with a processor failure.

The computer had four quad-core Xeon processors, and it appeared that one was defective. I tried everything that a technician would normally do during the day, like reseating the processors and memory banks and resetting the bios. Still, it continued to die with the same processor failure each time.

I called the seller's tech support, and they walked me through a few things over the phone, but in the end, they decided we would need to ship it back to them. When I got off the phone, I sat down and stared at it in frustration. I was just dreading sending the heavy thing back.

Something in me said "pray," so I laid hands on the computer and prayed over it a moment. I pressed the start button once again, and it worked perfectly. It is still in use today. Christians have their own power edge, praying in the name of Jesus Christ.

While Jesus was on the way to the Centurion's house, they brought Him word that He did not have to come, but instead, just speak the word. The Centurion recognized the chain of command. He believed that if Jesus gave the order, his servant would be healed just as if he told a soldier to do something and they did it.

Faith is the complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Jesus was amazed at this Centurion's great faith. But in His own hometown, He was amazed at their lack of faith (Mark 6:6). These are the only records of Jesus being amazed at something in scripture.

Faith is the currency of heaven. When you pray, believe it will come to pass. True faith builds over time, just like trust in a relationship. Remember today that our faith is built just as much in the workplace as it is in church. For our God is super-natural.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please speak to me in a way that I understand and show Yourself mighty in my life. Let me be a beacon of hope to those around me and to walk in Your power and anointing, right here and right now. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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