Posted by Peter Thompson

It is possible according to scripture for someone to have a small amount of faith and do great things.  Jesus told His disciples that if they had faith the size of a mustard seed they could move mountains.  I was thinking this afternoon, what kind of great things could someone do, if they had a large amount of faith.  In 2 Thessalonians 1:3 Paul commends the church at Thessalonica for increasing in their faith.  What does it take to become a person of greater faith?  Study of God’s word will help you increase your faith, as you get to know God better and understand His great power and control.  On top of that though, the Bible teaches that with the exercise of faith, your faith will grow.  Let’s say that God lays it on my heart to go see a family member that I have been at odds with.  Let’s say, I am scared to death to go to that person’s house because I don’t know how they will react to me and I don’t want to get into a big confrontation.  As God has laid that upon my heart, I must trust him with the outcome.  When I exercise faith and go over there then God will bring about that situation perfectly.  When I see that, then I am convinced that God can do that much.  Yes, that is a small thing.  But lets say that the next week God calls upon me to give an offering to the church in a certain amount.  It is going to put my family in a bind because we really need that money for bills and such.  Since God has laid that upon my heart, I should exercise the faith to give it anyway.  Then when God provides for me and my family I am convinced that God can do even that.  A little bigger than going over to someone’s house, but still kind of small.  As I exercise a little more and a little more and a little more faith, I will become more and more convinced that God can do greater and greater things on my behalf.  My faith then is growing as I trust God for greater and greater things.  I pray that you will exercise even small faith today, so that your faith might grow and so that you might be able to do wonderfully great things for God.

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