Tuesday, July 19, 2011
You of little faith
Whether it was worry, fear, focus, education, or doubt Jesus expects those of us who follow Him or claim to be His to have FAITH. Big faith, not little faith. Faith is belief in action. We can't say we truly have faith in God if we are constantly worrying about every little thing or afraid of what will happen if we take a risk or make a decision. We can't say we have faith, if we are easily influenced by the world, false teaching, or religion based on traditions, or if we doubt the power of God to do whatever He wants through us. We can't say we have faith, if we doubt that God can do what He wants to do, anytime He wants to do it, and anyway He wants to do it.
Do you see? Faith is not just a word to say I'm a christian or go to church? People ask what faith are you? We say Christian, Jewish, Catholic, Muslim, etc...Faith is not a religion or denomination. Faith is built on our belief and relationship in God.
The biblical definition of faith is found in Hebrews 11:1(NIV)
1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see
FAITH means being SURE, having HOPE, being CERTAIN, even though we do not see God right in front of us physical.
This sure, hopeful, certain faith should motivate us to overcome fears, doubts, anxieties, worries, and act upon our belief in our relationship with God. It should help us keep our focus and attention on God. To read and study His Holy Word so we are educated and not easily led astray or influenced by bad teaching, leagalism, sin, tradition, or false hope. It should give us confidence that we have the power of God(His Spirit) living and working in us, that we can do anything God wants us to do, and that we trust wholly and completely in God that we can do anything God wants us to do, yes even moving a mountain with the faith small as a mustard seed.
I don't care what it is? Relationships? Finance? Decisions? Problems? We need to put our faith in God. We need to Trust God by exercising our faith. I don't want Jesus to say about me what He said about others, "OH you of little faith.".