FAITH: It makes God smile!

This week our quotes are about faith.  I am supposed to live by faith and not by sight, yet I so often find myself doing just the opposite.  By faithnavigating my life by sight I have forfeited so much relationship with Christ.   Once when struggling with the difficult teaching of Christ on forgiveness, the disciples asked in desperation, “Lord, increase our faith.”   Jesus went on to say that if they had faith the size of a mustard seed they could command a tree to be uprooted and dropped into the sea.

We think Jesus was saying if you only had faith this size look what you could do.  I think Jesus was pointing out how much he responds to even the smallest of faith.  So when your faith feels small, remember even a mustard seed gets a response from God.  Here are some quotes on faith, enjoy and be encouraged.

We often say that God came through in the 11th hour, but the reality is that faith has no watch, it simply believes that God comes though.

When “life happens” it is never God that is on trial, it is always my faith that is on trial.

We too often measure faith by how we feel while God measures faith by what we do.

The only way for our faith to grow is for our faith to be active.

Living in faith does not require the elimination of doubt but rather the defeat of fear.  Fear is what empowers doubt to rise and become my master.

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.  Hebrews 11:6

I have a crazy idea if you feel up to a step of faith.  Take a 3X5 card or post it and write these words.  Lord, increase my faith!  Let’s pray these words every day for the next few weeks and see how God answers.  If you are in for the nutty challenge, leave a comment here on the blog with these three words.  “I AM IN!”  Thanks for playing and Off… we go now.

~ by OFF we go now on September 23, 2009.

5 Responses to “FAITH: It makes God smile!”

  1. I am in.

  2. I am in, but I am going to right it on something besides a 3×5 card, because those remind me of school.

  3. I’m in =)

  4. I AM IN!

    Where’s your comment, Leonard? 🙂

  5. Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking your feeds too now, Thanks.

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