Inspiration Teaching Words of Life

The Path to Larger Faith

“And he said to him, ‘Well done, excellent bond servant! Because you have been faithful and trustworthy in a very little [thing] you shall have authority over ten cities’ (Luke 19:17).

God gives all His children a measure of faith. Our walk of faith is a life long journey, with various paths to explore.  Even when we feel unsettled, and we are unable to discern what direction to take, Jesus tells us not to worry, follow me, “For I AM the Way, the TRUTH and the LIFE”.  Walking in overcoming faith does not mean we have it all figured out; but it does mean that we believe our Faithful God has it all figured out. We don’t have to live in fear because our loving, wise, God promises that, “All things are working together for the good” of His beloved children, even in this out of control, fallen world.  Sometimes we may believe we have great faith, but when we are tested through circumstances or delay, we realize our faith is small. Now this isn’t bad, it is just a part of growing up in faith. For example, during the process of a baby learning to walk, he or she will fall many times, but sooner or later, with the help of caring parents that baby will be standing, walking, and running….. So it is with our Heavenly Father who desires to help us step forward in growing faith!  We see this principal of growing faith in the parable of the bond servant who was given “minas,” a very little thing, but who was later rewarded for being authentic and stepping forward in the small things. He took little faith, and did well by showing he could be trusted in small matters, and now he was ready for larger things.  When we choose to keep looking unto Jesus, hang in there, work through, and trust in God’s faithfulness, even though our faith is small, we will gradually be rewarded and graced with increasing, powerful faith. We will become hardened to difficulties, and continue to step forward in faith! Trust God with the little and then you will spiritually progress to believe Him for the larger. So don’t be discouraged, even when your faith falters because all seems to be going against your plans, and out of control.  Just remember to keep turning back to Jesus, the leader, source, and finisher of our journey of faith.

 

 

 

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