Today's online devotional from A. W. Tozer was especially noteworthy for me because he refered to one of my all-time heroes, George Muller (or Mueller). At this juncture in my life, these thoughts are much appreciated.
Faith Grows With Use...
"Yet you do not have because you do not ask." - James 4:2
It was a saying of George Mueller that faith grows with use. If we would have great faith we must begin to use the little faith we already have. Put it to work by reverent and faithful praying, and it will grow and become stronger day by day.
Dare today to trust God for something small and ordinary and next week or next year you may be able to trust Him for answers bordering on the miraculous.
Everyone has some faith, said Mueller; the difference among us is one of degree only, and the man of small faith may be simply the one who has not dared to exercise the little faith he has.
According to the Bible, we have because we ask, or we have not because we ask not. It does not take much wisdom to discover our next move. Is it not to pray, and pray again and again till the answer comes?
God waits to be invited to display His power in behalf of His people. The world situation is such that nothing less than God can straighten it out. Let us not fail the world and disappoint God by failing to pray.
taken from The Set of the Sail, pp. 33-34
"Lord, I think I can do that! I know my faith needs to grow, but today I'll exercise what faith I have and anticipate that growth and stretching. Amen."
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Good Morning David...I know I am up early.ReplyDelete
Very unusual for me I must say!
I am going to pick my mom up shortly and take her to St. Catherines, so we can visit her sister, my Aunt Marion in the nursing home.
I will try to have more faith that my aunt will accept the gospel. She has been a good living person all of her life and she just seems to be relying on that to get her to heaven.
A few weeks ago she almost died so it is so important that she gets saved before it is forever too late!!
Thanks fro such a good and inspiring posting...From Terry
Hi David! It has been a while, hasn't it? Thanks for visiting me the other day, and thank you for the encouragement and prayers.ReplyDelete
I do appreciate it!!!!
Oswald Chambers is another great writer, along with Major Ian Thomas.ReplyDelete