April 11:  The Size of Your God

By Bassey Ekong

Luke 17:5 says, “The apostle said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’” If you have prayed like that, you are in good company. The disciples lived with Jesus for more than three years. They saw Him cast out demons, heal the sick and raised the dead, yet they still asked Him to increase their faith. 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” (Luke 17:6).

Praying for faith is another hurdle to answered prayer. Jesus was telling His disciples, “You don’t need any more faith; just a small amount will move mountains. The little you have can do much, but you aren’t using it.’ It is not the size of your faith that counts – it is the size of your God. If you believe, you activate heaven. Perhaps you are thinking, “I’m not sure I have faith.” “Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of God” (Romans 10:17).

If you want to increase your faith, all you should do is to increase your intake of the word of God. What you know of the word becomes the limit of your faith because you can believe only what you know. It is essential to belong to a local body of believers where spiritually grounded teaching addresses all aspects of the Christian life. Look around you and pray God to lead you to such a place where the Word of God is handled through the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Ghost. Sometimes such a quest could mean changing your church or faith platform. Don’t be shy or afraid provided your choice of a new life will glorify Jesus and you’ll be growing your faith. It’s better to be rich with the Word but “poor” in the world.

We need to understand how God operates in every area of life because we want to have faith in all those areas. Jesus said, “According to your faith it will be done to you” (Matthew 9:29). Note: It’s not the size of your faith that counts – it’s the size of your God through His Word in you.

Let’s pray: Father, please strengthen me to have more time in Your Word. I want my faith in You and in Your Word to grow larger and deeper. Thank You for being all that I need. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s reading: 1 Samuel 17 -18; Luke 11:1-28

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