What would you do if you only had a little bit more faith? It's a question many have wondered and some have dared ask for. One time with Jesus, his 12 followers were told that they needed to be willing to forgive those who hurt them. Their immediate response was to ask Jesus to "Increase our Faith" (Luke 17:5) .
What do you think you need just a little more faith in order to do? How often do we tell ourselves, "If I only had a little more faith, I could...
Forgive that person who hurt me? Do something really important? I'd never doubt again... I wouldn't be afraid to take a chance? I'd finally realize how right I am? I'd step out and serve God?
Jesus answer to their prayer is an interesting one. He basically says, you already have all the faith you need. You don't need any more faith friends. It's not the size of our faith that matters. Jesus doesn't give us faith in cups like StarBucks, you know... short faith, tall faith, grande faith and then the really big venti faith.
No, In essence Jesus is telling his friends then and you and I today, you already have all the faith you need to do in order to live life to the fullest. You don't need a SUPERSIZE faith. We just need to take what little confidence we have and instead trusting ourselves, trust Jesus.
Sunday- the 3rd Dangerous Prayer, the Risky, Bold prayer that we can pray, is to say to the Lord, I do Believe, would you help my unbelief. Trusting Jesus doesn't necessarily mean the circumstances change. What it does mean is that my focus in one the One who controls circumstances rather than on the Chaos.
See You Sunday Friend
PS- If you haven't signed up for our Be Still - A Listening Retreat taking place this Thursday Aug 17 from 10am- 1pm do so now. We'll be on the 14 acre site of Piazza Messina in Cottleville. Cost is $15.00 and space is limited so register today! Register here!