The Object Of Our Faith

March 7, 2002
by Simon MacInnis

Luke 17:6 – He replied, "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you." (NIV)

The other day, my VCR broke down, and one of my friends came to me and said, "If you let me take that with me, I know someone who can fix it!" My faith in this man's ability to fix it might be small, but what if my friend had said that this man has two Master's Degrees in electronic technology, and that he was one of four engineers who designed and developed my VCR? All of a sudden, my faith in his ability to fix it would increase dramatically.

You see, our faith is in direct proportion to our knowledge and understanding of the person in whom we have faith. Our faith in God is in direct proportion to our knowledge and understanding of who God is and all that He has promised to do in and through us.

As we come to a fuller understanding of how great God is and what awesome plans He has for us, our faith in His ability to provide and care for us increases. Maybe we, today, need to re-think the object of our faith. Who is our faith in? How big is our view of God? Maybe God is very small in our eyes, and we need to begin a journey in discovering who He really is!

Isaiah 40:31 – But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint. (NIV)

Prayer: Father God, we praise you for how great you are, and for all you have done in our lives. Thank you for how you are working in our lives now, and for the newness you are going to show us this week. Father, increase our faith to a new level, and help us to make you the object of our faith. Amen.

About the author:

Simon MacInnis
Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada

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