Faith. Most days I don’t even feel like I can find the words to type. Can my faith really move mountains? Will I really see healing in someone’s body? It seems that with all of the stuff of life, faith is hard to come by. And when we do have faith, it feels small or insignificant.
By the way, if you want my idea of ‘stuff’, click here.
My first two posts about faith were in regards to Altitude and Attitude. Feel free to go back and read them again. =-)
The Altitude of Faith is that Jesus is supreme. He is above all else.
The Attitude of Faith is reflected in my actions in life.
But is my faith enough?
I say yes. But again, don’t take my word. God says yes as well.
I John 5: 4-5 tell us, “for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”
What?!?! My faith is the victory that overcomes the world?!?! I guess I will take God’s Word at face value here. It is not normal to think of myself as an overcomer but I like it. There is a small catch though…I need to believe that Jesus is the Son of God. If that is in order, than I am victorious.
So to answer the question in the opening paragraph, yes, my faith can move mountains. I can see people healed. My problems and issues are suddenly not so life-choking.
It seems that enough is enough. My faith is enough. God can do anything because He is all-powerful but He chooses to let me use my faith. Enough is enough.
And that, my friends, is the Amplitude of Faith.
“the state or quality of being ample, especially as to breadth or width; largeness; greatness of extent.”
It all boils down to the fact that God has given each one of us a measure of faith. Some people have more than others but everyone has some. And that faith is enough.
Can I come full circle? This is how I ended my first post in this month:
Faith has nothing to do with feelings. (Thank you God!!!)
If we look at faith and understand it (even if it is only a little understanding), there is nothing essential about how we feel as it relates to faith. My feelings do not always line up with my Altitude, Attitude, and Amplitude but they can certainly influence it!
So go and exercise your faith today. And when you don’t feel like it, that just might be the best time to act.