A Glory Seed Devotional
Emails to Stumpie…
Good morning Stumpie,
Thank you for your email one of the things I appreciate about you is your ability to ask for help. Quite a few Christians struggle unnecessarily because they think all they need is Jesus. And while that is true it is also true that more often than not the help Jesus gives comes through our relationship with others. I know you are concerned because it seems as if your faith is wavering but what you need to know is a wavering faith is also a growing and deepening faith. This morning I received the following message titled “Build Your faith” written by Norman Vincent Peale from Guidepost.org I think you’ll find very helpful.
Everything great begins small: trees, people, ideas. So start where you are with whatever faith you do have. That is the first technique in faith building. And the second is this: Make sure that little faith is real. Jesus said, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20). With even a small amount of faith, you can push aside great, mountainous difficulties. The power of the little thing that is vital and full of sincerity cannot be minimized.
Ask yourself: How absolutely honest is this little faith that I do have? Next, start whittling away all the irrelevancies and get down to the central essence of faith.
• Do you believe in God?
• Do you believe that God and Christ are with you and that they will help you?
• Do you believe in yourself and in life?
Belief in a few basic realities is the important factor in building faith. “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love” (1 Corinthians 16:13-14).
Finally, don’t worry about the mass of things that you feel you are supposed to believe. Simply believe that Jesus Christ is with you, helping you now, and that through him your life can be changed.
And NEVER forget the fuel of faith is prayer!
God’s Favor and Blessings,
“I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.” (John 12:46 ESV)
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