Simple question – life changing answer.

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Simple question – life changing answer.

It’s a pretty straight forward question from the mouth of Jesus.

“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.” – Luke 8:25, NIV

Jesus had just calmed a storm on the Sea of Galilee after His disciples came to Him in a panic, and their response was – who is this guy!?  His question is simple and relevant.  What do you believe to be true? What do you subscribe to?

What’s your “norm”?

His norm is that at any moment He can command the weather.  His norm is – if I speak, then the weather will listen.

There’s a sort of if this then that attitude to this kind of faith.  It’s not some kind of leap or chance or gamble.  It’s not open-ended.  Furthermore, it stops, certain.  It’s truth.  It produces results.  Jesus’ result was pragmatic.  If I tell the storm to stop, then it will stop.  Our result is eternal.  If I believe God’s promises, then God will provide.  An attitude changes our perspective.

So then, why does it seem so hard?  Why do we treat faith like a penny in a wishing well?  Eyes closed.  Fingers and toes crossed.  Here’s why.  Lies and doubt.  We are listening to lies.  Can He do that?  Will He do that?  And finally… It would be better if I just did it myself.  The Christian faith and the Christian hope is as solid, true, and dependable as the ground you’re standing on.  The Bible is full of 1) God’s promises and 2) God’s faithfulness to carry them out.  Learn it.  Subscribe to it.  Live by it.  Every single word.  There is your faith.

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