But the Master said, “You don’t need more faith. There is no ‘more’ or ‘less’ in faith. If you have a bare kernel of faith, say the size of a poppy seed, you could say to this sycamore tree, ‘Go jump in the lake,’ and it would do it. (Luke 17:6 MSG)
Am I wrongly praying for more faith? Maybe. When I read these words this morning it was like a kick to the shin, a jolt of a reminder to me…
I don’t need ‘more’ faith. I just need to put to use the small amount I have.
We all have a measure of faith and that measure is acceptable to God. What is not acceptable is my unwillingness to put it to use, or to use it sparingly as if it might run out. I am reminded today to exercise it, to pray using it, to stand on it, that when I do so it makes God happy.
Maybe I don’t think my small amount of faith can make any difference in the light of such big difficulties. It can. It will. It does.
So this morning I am praying in faith for those who are not well. I am believing in faith for mountains to be removed, cancers to leave bodies, debts to be cleared, relationships to be made right, circumstances to change.
Let’s make sure we don’t belittle the little faith we have but instead just put it to use and leave the rest up to God.
Your thoughts? How’s your faith today?