Faith

“And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you”

— Luke 17:6

“In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began. . .”

— Titus 1:2

Throughout history there have been people of great faith. One might hear someone speak of their friend as a great  man or woman of faith. Today the buzz word is “spiritual.” If you ask some if they are religious, they will reply, “no, but I am spiritual.” Faith and spirituality are received and recognized as positive traits and good habits to have in our life, but none seems to know what their faith is in or why they are spiritual in the first place. Is our faith in man? Does our spirituality consist of Yoga, candles, and incense sticks? I would like to propose that faith and spirituality are useless and in fact dangerous apart from faith in Jesus Christ and a desire to be spiritually united with Him.

Let’s say I had all of the faith in the world that a certain beautiful sportss car which had been in a wreck, had multiple transmission jobs, and leaked oil was a great car that was going to get me to work for three years. I may have convinced my self to the point of great faith, but it still doesn’t change the fact that the car is a piece of junk. On the other hand, let’s pretend that I bought a car which was not very appealing visually but was perfectly maintained, had great ratings, and is known to run up to 200,00 miles with good maintenance.  Imagine that I bought the car with great hesitation and doubt. I took a step of faith on my best friend’s advice. Even though my faith in the purchase was small, the car was the best purchase I could have made.

It is a great relief to know that even if our faith is not exemplary, if it sin in the right object, it will still come through. This is how it is with Christ. When many of us came to salvation, we struggled and wondered if we had enough faith or if we said the right prayer. This, however, is not the basis of our salvation The basis of our salvation is WHO our faith is in. If our faith is in the Unchanging God and Savior Jesus Christ who cannot lie, then even though our faith is as small as a mustard seed we will still be secure and safe. He who comes to HIM, He will in no wise cast out (John 6:37).

 

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