Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. The more I hear the Word, the more authority I will have in my faith.
It is written! “The entrance of thy words giveth light” says Psalm 119:130. If I want light in my life, then I must allow God’s words to enter.
The more I allow His words to enter, the more I will believe in the provision, protection, and power of His spiritual authority. The Roman centurion in Matthew 8 understood this, and that impressed Jesus Christ.
The centurion recognized Jesus as the authority and wasn’t afraid to let Him exercise that authority. “Speak the word only,” he said to Jesus. That was enough for this soldier, and he went away believing that it would be as Jesus said it would be.