Saturday, August 07, 2010

You don’t need more faith

Somehow being brought up in church most of my life I was left with the thought process that the disciples had in Luke 17 v 5. They approached Jesus and asked for more faith. The presupposition is if we we want to see miracles if we want our prayers answering WE need more faith.

More faith seems like a good thing to ask for. But Jesus basically tells them that they don't need more faith. Jesus says:
"There is no ‘more’ or ‘less’ in faith. If you have a bare kernel of faith, say the size of a poppy seed, you could say to this sycamore tree, ‘Go jump in the lake,’ and it would do it."

For years this verse haunted because in my mind it was telling me that all my unanswered prayers were because I didn't even have the minimum of the minimum of faith.

Jesus story about the master and servant delivers me from this condemnation and vicious circle of disappointment.

Because it confirms to me that this thing is all about the Master Jesus. All I need to do is what he tells me. Obedience is maybe more important than faith!


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