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“Faith – Little or Much?”

Some people describe themselves as a person of “Little” faith and others might say they have “Much” faith when it comes to believing in God.  Perhaps the difference is the length of time an individual has been a Christian, spiritual maturity and personal experience.  Having any type faith in God is better than not having any at all.  If you read my devotionals the last couple days you’ll recall I wrote about “doubt”.  Today, let’s consider our “faith in God.”

 

People live by definitions and descriptions.  If an object is mentioned, someone wants to know the size, its color and purpose.  Mention faith and you might be asked, “How much faith do you have?”  I’ve been thinking about this and believe God is pleased with a growing faith, but I also believe He will honor whatever amount of faith we have at the moment.  This may sound weird to some, but I also believe the amount of faith you presently possess, great or small, is enough for whatever you are facing.

 

In 1st century Israel, a great teacher able to solve problems with Scripture was considered an “up-rooter” or “pulverizer” of mountains.  “Moving” a mountain symbolized getting rid of a difficulty or problem.  The Lord has said, “… if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you” (Matthew 17:20; Luke 17:6).  I’ll close with this, “Don’t compare yourself with anyone else.  Use whatever faith you have to trust the Lord for whatever your need may be.”  He’ll honor your faith whether it be small, much or great.

 

Pastor Carnes