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Friday, February 7, 2014

The Big and Small of Faith...


Sometimes it’s easy to trust for bigger things than little things. Its amazing how I have faith for things that are near impossible humanly speaking and they come to pass, and when it comes to something as minor as making my hair, I allow myself a minute to worry…. Same God who took care of the big, takes care of the little… its that simple, but its that hard to grasp.

I can confidently stand and tell you how sure I am about my future, how positive I am about the glorious things to come and how convicted I am of the greatness embedded in it… but I will shake when I think about the now… about this minute, about this very second, and this minor pain in the butt.

I’m not the only one who does the big and gets scared of the little. Meet Elijah, the great prophet of God. He stood and called down fire from heaven to shame the gods of the people. He gave orders for the murder of the prophets of baal with such great confidence; the people had no choice but to follow his orders to the letter. He had such great faith for rain to come that he said, “I hear the sound of abundance” even when there wasn’t a cloud in sight…. He ran and over took a chariot of horses who had a good head start before him… he was that big in his faith, that faithful, that up there…. And then this man of great faith was threatened by a little woman angry that he killed her prophets, and he ran to hide, afraid! Isn’t it amazing that he had faith for such great things and a little threat from a woman would make him temporarily forget the power of God in bigger things and cower like a child?(1 King 19)

How human we are, how complicated our nature is when it ought not to be… I want to trust for the smallest things like tweezing my eyebrows and painting my nails just right, tying my gele and saying the right thing and skipping another stage on candy crush… I don’t want my faith to move only for tickets and holidays and shopping and provision. God is God of the big and even God when it comes to the little, His power isn’t reserved for mighty out of this world fits… His power is for always; our faith should work in choosing an outfit as much as it should work in trusting for healing.

The righteous walk by faith… walking by faith is a constant thing, every step you take, every thing you do should be in faith, faith that it’s coming out glorious.

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