I like to think I have a faith in God that is at least as strong as the ordinary American Christian. However, today any arrogance I had in my faith was smashed. Our pastor challenged the congregation to break out of the ordinary to a faith that is boldly audacious.
I didn’t particularly like this sermon because it caused me think about my habits. Too often I go about my daily activities as I see fit. They are generally routine. That is the problem. Not that they are routine, but that I behave as I see fit. I consider myself self-sufficient. I do not need guidance for my mundane daily activities. Of course when I meet a challenge, I consult God.
How arrogant! God knows the number of hairs on my head. Why should I think he does not care about how I spend my time, energy, and resources every day? Yes, I get through the day okay. But I wonder what would happen if I consulted God more often—at least once an hour. Would my faith grow? Would I love God more? Maybe I would discern God’s will for my life.
God has the desire and ability to be a part of every minuscule detail. So why do I resist? Oh, that I could have faith the size of a mustard seed for God has promised to reward even a small amount of genuine faith.
…For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
How strong is your faith? Will you turn all your activities, even the mundane, over to God?