A Greater Gift Than Faith
Have you ever prayed a prayer then you were surprised when you realized it was answered? I have to admit this happens to me. Me, the one who has stacks upon stacks of journals filled with accounts of answers to my prayers. But still from time to time I’m reminded what fragile faith I have.
When this happens my natural reaction is to feel intense guilt and beat myself up. How could I be so faithless, as if faith was something I had attained, something I had created in myself?
Jesus gently puts His hand on my shoulder and softly says — Shawna, you may not remember, but the faith that you do have, is a gift from me. Today you received yet another gift. When you were startled at the direct answer to your prayer, that was from Me. Although you prize the faith that I have given you, what you didn’t realize was seeing your need is a far more valuable gift, the real one to be desired. If you need more faith just ask. — “for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 NKJ
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thought. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life” Psalm 139:24 NLT
“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.” Matthew 5:3 NLT