Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Faith.... Why is it so hard?

"Have faith", "Believe it and you can achieve it", "Faith is the secret to success"..... We have all heard the faith sermons and the many great philosophical sayings that are based on this subject. In spite of all these sayings, we often find ourselves in pieces, despondent and faithless when life offers us lemons.

Why is it so hard for us to have faith?

I was privileged to listen to a sermon by Rev. Marie Miller from Canada when she visited the church I attend and her message shed light on this topic.

Why is it so hard to have faith? The answer is simple! Logic! Logic keeps us from getting what we really want from God. What exactly do I mean?

These days, when we pray for a miracle, our mind immediately tells us it's impossible because it's not logical. Think about the ten lepers in the bible (Luke 17:11-19). They met with Jesus and he could see they were lepers. He didn't say "Be healed!" Instead he say "Go and show yourself to the priests. They immediately did as they were told and they were healed on their way. I imagine if Jesus bumped into one of us on the street today and said "Be on your way, it is well", we would look at him disbelievingly... Where's the laying of hands? The speaking in tongues and the visible shaking and rolling on the floor?

I imagine Prophet Elijah meeting one of us at a grocery store today like he met the widow of Zarephath (1Kings 17). Would we offer him a bit of the little we have left and believe God will take care of us or would we logically think "If I give one out of three, I'd only have two left?"

These days, our logic clouds our faith. We are a generation that tries to explain God's actions with logic. We want to understand our creator in all entirety. I always tell my friends "If God was small enough for us to understand, He wouldn't be big enough to worship".

It's time to let go of our logic and believe in our God's ability to change situations without any help from us. He is God all by himself, he doesn't need our two cents to make things happen.

Let's have faith like the centurion in Matthew 8:5-13. His servant was ill and he called for Jesus. While Jesus was on his way, he sent word to say "Lord, I don't deserve to have you under my roof. Just say the word and my servant will be healed." Just say the word!!! What an amazing faith! He knew Jesus did not have to stand beneath his roof and cause the sun and moon to stand together for great things to happen! Just the word was enough.

As this year draws to an end, have faith that God can turn things around for the better simply by saying the word! It doesn't just help us get what we want from our Heavenly father, It also strengthens our relationship with Him (Hebrews 11). God bless you as you exercise faith and suppress logic where God is concerned!

3 comments:

  1. This is just what I needed to hear. I wonder why I thought I could help God. Somehow for Logic.

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    1. Dear Anonymous, put your faith in God. His ways are not our ways. Our logic probably makes him laugh. Trust that the one who created you is awesome enough to 'fix' any problems in your way. Stay blessed!

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  2. All I can say is Amen! God, just say a word, but if you don't speak a word; just show up. Anyway, you bless me I'll be satisfied.

    Tee

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