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Monday, February 20, 2012

Little Faith!!!

Edited....
I  wrote this post last Friday morning and scheduled it for today.
Yesterday during our SONday morning service, our pastor talked about "little faith"....
and last night a visiting pastor also mentioned "little faith"....as a grain of mustard seed!!!
Thank you, precious Lord, for your confirmations!!!


I came across the term "little faith"  last week and as I read the commentary about how often we have so little faith....I thought about how the words could be used in both a negative and positive way.  God really spoke to my heart thru these verses in Matthew about how much He loves us and how He's going to take care of us during this season of Pappy's unemployement....



Matthew 6:25-30
That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life - whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear.  Isn't life more than food, and your body more than clothing?  Look at the birds.  They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them.  And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are?  Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?  And why worry about your clothing?  Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow.  They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.  And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you.  Why do you have so little faith?

And, as I pondered on the words "little faith".....this verse of scripture came to mind....

Matthew 17:20 
“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. 
“I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible. ”

Just reading the words that if I have enough faith "nothing would be impossible"....
....well, it just makes my heart sing!!!
Jesus tells us that NOTHING....absolutely NOTHING....would be impossible!!!

Oh, the joy that brings to my soul!!!

Sweet Reader....if you're struggling with something and your faith is faltering....please don't let Satan make you feel like you are so much less a CHRISTian.   Jesus had to scold even His closest friends....His disciples....for their lack of faith....and they walked and talked with Him on a daily basis having a first-hand, eye-witness account of His miracles....and still they sometimes lacked in faith!!!


In HIS Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!



3 comments:

  1. The Lord is sure working in your lives! Such valuable lessons. i love the scripture story of the man who brought his son to Christ to be healed. When Jesus asked the father if he believed that HE could heal his son, the man answered YES! Then realizing he may be lacking in enough faith, the man added, "help though my unbelief".

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  2. A small faith is still faith. Haven't we all faltered and realized like that desperate dad when he said to Jesus "Lord I believe, help thou my unbelief". Good words to remember Deb, thanks for the posting.

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  3. I needed to hear this today Deb as I have been feeling like you mentioned...less that Christian in my weaknesses. I have been in a spirtual struggle lately..or spritual warefare or the like...and have felt like IF I just had ENOUGH faith....such and such would come to pass as it has for someone close to me....Your words spoke to me...I need to give myself some TLC and forgiveness..God bless you and the many insights you share here. They touch my life so often.

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