Complete Faith

faith messageI have faith. I think that I have deep faith.  The reason I said I think is because I have doubt.  I have had faith in God for a long, long time. I still nourish doubt in my life as well. I can’t seem to get it pushed out the door of my heart.

I’ve seen ridiculous faith in others. I know people who have done some incredible things because of their faith in God. They feel directed to go and to do by Creator God. I know what that prompting feels like as well. In fact I ask God often what He wants me to do and where He wants me to go.  When teaching His disciples about faith, Jesus takes it to a whole new level. Check this out…

22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (Mark 11:22-24 NIV)

I don’t think that my faith will move mountains. Please don’t misunderstand – I believe that God can do anything He wants. I just don’t think the mountain will literally move when I ask Him in faith. I’ve seen people with that strong of faith. I believe that God can heal anyone. I can’t explain why He don’t heal someone that I know has been prayed for with deep faith. I don’t understand why God doesn’t change bad circumstances in an instant when believers pray bold, audacious prayers.

I think the reason I doubt is because I don’t believe that my bold prayer is what is best. I do believe that God has my best interest at heart. I don’t always understand what is happening to my family and me at the moment, but I trust Him. I trust His heart. I trust His Will for my life. When I have this level of deep faith in God, I’m not just looking to move mountains – I’m moving my heart closer to His heart.  I don’t think my faith will be complete until I stand in His Presence for eternity.  Until then I will seek His heart through His Word and through my prayer conversations with Him. I want my faith to grow stronger and deeper every day.

Pressing On!

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