Executing the Faith Process
Christians sometimes have to be reminded that faith has no boundaries relative to needed deliverance. Often times we limit our faith by only applying it to certain things, such as healing and favor. Faith absolutely works in those areas; but remember that the faith principles, when applied, can produce a harvest in any area of life.
Faith and Money
Faith involves your ears (hear the promise), heart (believe it), mouth (confess it in the present tense—not, “God is going to do…”), and hands (action). Some people desire to tithe, but they believe not having the resources on hand simply means that they just cannot tithe. However, not having the resources/money on hand is not the issue. The issue is a lack of faith. In 2 Corinthians 9:10, God makes it clear that He gives seed (money) to the sower—that is His promise to believers. Therefore, God has made Himself responsible for your ability to tithe.
Once you have heard the promise, you must believe you receive the money before you actually get it, which is simply believing with your heart. In spite of your bank account, you should not say, “I don’t have anything to give”. Now that you believe you receive the promise, you should confess, “I believe I am a tither; I believe I have money to give.” Although the offering plate may pass without your manifestation, you still believe you receive. Releasing your faith in this manner will release the needed manifestation at which point you can put action to it by tithing.
Faith Applied in Marriage
Many married couples face intimacy issues/sexual dysfunction. Unbeknownst to them, God has much to say about these issues. Because sexual intimacy is a private matter, many people find it challenging to discuss these topics with outsiders. In addition, that level of discomfort is also present in the church which explains why many churches never address these challenges. But God wants us to get the help we need, when we need it, and where we need it. Sex was designed to be pleasurable in marriage.
However, many couples battle with various dysfunctions: physical and/or medical problems, lack of enjoyment, emotional challenges, fertility complications, etc. Hebrews 11:11 says, “Through faith also, Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.” This is a perfect scriptural promise to build strength for those who desire to become pregnant. Even though Sarah was well past child bearing age, she received the promise from God and conceived a child. God also desires for married people to have pleasurable sex, and this is revealed to us in Proverbs 5:15-20. This promise covers women and men who face sexual dysfunction. The spirit of God will quicken your body.
The same faith principles that are applied to receive money to tithe can be applied in marriage to produce pleasurable sex, emotionally fulfilling sex, healing, etc. You have to hear, believe, speak, and act.