Thursday, October 22, 2009

Where Is Your Faith?

Luke 8:22-25

22 One day Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's go over to the other side of the lake." So they got into a boat and set out. 23 As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.

24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Master, Master, we're going to drown!"

He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. 25 "Where is your faith?" he asked his disciples.

In fear and amazement they asked one another, "Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him."
There's something huge we can learn from reading this scripture...

It often takes the storms and trials in our lives for us to see where our faith is.

In other words, the best way to measure where you are in your faith walk is in difficult times.

Faith growth is measured and revealed in times that require faith. Sure it's easy to say you have a lot of faith when things are going great but if you really want to know what you're made of watch how you handle difficult situations such as the one in this story.

Jesus had to remind the disciples to call upon their faith. Not because they didn't have any, but because they simply forgot to tap into it.

The storms we face now simply remind us to tap into the faith resevoir that Jesus has been building into us from day one.

He didn't let the disciples down then and He won't let you down now when you call upon Him. Sometimes though He just wants you to see and examine your faith level. He wants you to see where your faith is.

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