"The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.

By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. “This is a remote place,” they said, “and it’s already very late. Send the people away so that they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”

But he answered, “You give them something to eat.”

They said to him, “That would take more than half a year’s wages[e]! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?”

“How many loaves do you have?” he asked. “Go and see.”

When they found out, they said, “Five—and two fish.”

(Mark 6:30-38)

Notice that the disciples expected to feed the crowd with a half a year wage while Jesus wanted his disciples to act on faith.

When you act through the flesh, your efforts may take forever but when you act on Faith, your efforts will create speedy results.

The Bible says that: “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

(Romans 10:17)

The disciples heard what Jesus said.

What Jesus said was enough to act upon it.

When God says to you: ‘cross the river, then you should cross the river with what you have.’

If God says: “Cross the river when I provide you with a boat, then you should cross when God will provide the boat.”

The key to walking in faith consists of acting upon what God says without adding or subtracting anything on his command.

We sometimes fail to walk by faith because we subconsciously add or subtract words on what God says.

For example, if God says to me: “Walk through the valley as from 12 am”, then I should do it. But if I decide to wait until I get a car, then I will have a problem and it might surely take me days before I could even start my journey.

The mentioned example, God never said:” wait to get a car, then you will journey through the valley.”

One of the reasons why many people never achieve anything in their destinies is because they add or subtract words and nuances on what God tells them to do.

If God tells you to cross a river while you have no boat, what do you do?

Answer: “You swim or you walk on the river water.”

Waiting for a boat might take many years away from your life. There are moments in life where you have to elevate your faith above the earthly circumstances.

Sometimes, we take too long to do the will of God because we add conditions on what should precede God’scommand. As if we are more intelligent or more superior to God.
By adding your own conditions that should precedE your obedience to God, you may never start anything!

Sometimes, in order to get things done, you will need raw faith.

Nothing else but raw faith.