Aug 21, 2007

A Matter of Faith

Jesus was with his disciples when he began teaching them about forgiveness. Jesus told the disciples, "If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, 'I repent,' forgive him." Luke 17:4.

The disciples couldn't believe what Jesus was telling them. How can we possibly keep forgiving like that? It's impossible. So they respond to Jesus by saying, "Increase our faith."

And here, Jesus says something amazing about faith. Jesus says, "You don't need more faith. There is no more or less in faith." Luke 17:6 The Message.

When it comes to matters of faith, when it comes to those times when we are called to be faithful, it is not a matter of how much faith or how little faith we have. It has everything to do with who our faith is in. Faith is not about how much I fervently believe or how luke-warm my faith is. Faith has to do with who I trust and what I trust in.

Because the Christian's faith is rooted in Jesus Christ and the promises of God, for those things that we are dealing with, when we place our faith in Jesus Christ and what he promised, we can be sure that God will do what he promises.

So, no matter how crazy things may be in your life, you can rest assured knowing that when we place our trust in God and do things God's ways, God will do everything that his Word promises.

That's good news. In fact, that's great news, my friends.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You changed your template. The other one looked so much better.

James said...

thank you for taking the time to read and leaving a comment. I changed it back. Hope you like it.

Anonymous said...

Hey PJ, HAHA! Thanks for taking my advice. Looks much better. =) I check your blog on a daily basis and it's been fun reading them. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for this. I sometimes struggle with questions of my faith and not believing (or probably understanding) everything all the time, so it's reassuring to know God accepts us with no more no less faith as long as our faith is rooted in him and his son Jesus.

James said...

I appreciate you leaving a note for me. I'm glad that this was an encouragement to you. That's the reason why I am writing blogs. May God continue to be more than enough in all you face.