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Faith

06 Aug

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in His word:

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. (Luke 17:5-6)

Now, real quick, it’s worth noting that this is not saving faith in God that Jesus is talking about here. Rather, He’s talking about faith that God can give us the power to move the tree (in this case) from point A to point B. Any Christian today, just as back then, can lift a real physical tree, and dump move it somewhere else, if they had the faith that it would happen. Sadly though, probably will never happen, as it is simply too ingrained into our brains that trees can not be lifted out of the ground by anything other than physical labor, much less by faith. However, there is something which even we are able to recognize as being possible, and that’s uprooting Spiritual trees in our life.

Be “Spiritual trees,” I mean sin struggles in our life which seem to have dug in and appear to have a firm grip on us. But Jesus can uproot anything, and if we ask Him to (and have faith that He will), He will indeed help us overcome the sin. That being said, we do still need to spray tree killer.-We need to cut off any chance of the sin gaining a hold on us again, but cutting off our access to whatever it is that’s causing us to sin.

Jesus is all-powerful, and because of His death and Resurrection for us, is more than capable of doing anything, regardless of how hard we believe the task to be. Our part in matters is to simply continue looking to the cross, and thinking on all that Christ has done for us. When we do that, we will gain faith, and God will work through us to will and to do.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland

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Posted by on August 6, 2012 in Delivered Through Love

 

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