Daily Archives: April 19, 2012

Reflections On Faith

“But how do I grow a big faith?”

I remember years ago listening to a sermon about little faith and big faith. It struck me that day and now, many years later, I still remember that sermon. There was no doubt about it. My faith was small.

And I longed for a big faith.

Yes, I wanted to be able to walk on water.

To do great things in His Name.

To believe and see.

I yearned to be free from fear and to experience the fullness of life.

Instead I was trapped by fear and lived a very careful life.

That sermon showed me where I was but also gave me a vision of where I wanted to be.

It started me on a journey of reading about faith, seeking more and asking.

“Ask and it shall be given unto you.” (Matthew 7:7)

Somehow along with my awareness and prayer for more faith a change began to happen.

Trials came. Storms. Problems beyond my ability to protect myself.

I needed God

    and He stepped in.

It didn’t happen with any shouts or jolts or wild waving of arms. No instead my faith grew quietly.

In the midst of impossibilities I saw with my own eyes

    The Divine Yes.

Before my eyes He settled the storms and gave peace.

Where there was emptiness He brought life and fullness.

Where there had been turmoil and doubt He brought No Doubt.

The adventure of faith is one worth living.

Sometimes He shows Himself through the wonder of a little child

     Other times through the touch of an aging person.

Sometimes He splashes His grace across our lives in wide brush strokes

    And then other times it’s just a dot here and a teeny glimpse there.

But it’s always Him

      The Master Artist painting His Love before us in a way that we will know.

Knowing changes everything

     It is only the beginning of seeing more.

Is your faith small these days?

Are you battling fears?

Ask for faith. For more faith.

That’s a prayer He loves to answer.