Do you want to get the most return on your faith? Then, invest and capitalize on God’s ability—the One who spoke the world into existence, the One who parted the Red Sea, and the One who kept the lions from eating Daniel.
… Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief (Mark 9:24b).
But how can we believe with so little faith?
We must plant our tiny seed in God’s omnipotent hand; walking by faith is not optional but mandatory for believers in Christ. Jesus rebuked the disciples for their little faith when faced with a ferocious storm (see Matthew 8:26). Jesus asked, will I find faith on earth when I return? (See Luke 18:8.) And foremost, we can’t please God without it (see Hebrews 11:6).
Unfortunately, we often make a mistake thinking it’s our responsibility to self-produce enough faith to bring about the changes we request. If we feel our faith is weak and ineffectual, perhaps we focus too much on what we can self-produce than on the One who generates the power; it’s God’s power performing through us—believe in what He can do, not in flesh and blood.
. . . for without me ye can do nothing. (John 15:5b).
Our faith is unwavering if based on God’s capabilities.
If you’re having difficulty believing, ask yourself: how well do I know God? Getting to know Him and submitting to His ways should be every Christian’s lifelong pursuit; you get to know Him by spending one-on-one, face-to-face time with Him daily; no substitutions can replace this practice.
Then, as we routinely absorb ourselves in His presence, these personal interactions mature us spiritually, and we come to know—apart from Him that we can’t do anything.
Self-sufficient faith is like expecting light from an unplugged lamp.
Invest your tiny seed in God’s all-powerful hand.
See you next time on Paulette Talks Faith.