Thursday, May 24, 2007

What kind of faith?

Alan Harstone w0nders: If we can't trust God to change our lives, how can we trust him to save our souls?
Jesus once said something that has always haunted me: "Be it done to you according to your faith!" (Matthew 9:29) The Gospels also tell us that He was able to exercise little power in His own homeland because they had so little faith (Matthew 13:58). Everywhere He went Jesus was looking for active faith in those who reached out to Him. . . .

So how is it that we can trust Him to raise us from the dead, but we can't trust Him to help us overcome addiction to sin, or help heal our marriages? We trust Him to raise our decayed bodies from the dead, but we don't trust Him to heal those same bodies from sickness right now. Jesus asked, "When I return will I find faith?" (Luke 18:8) He asked that question in the context of teaching His disciples to trust God in prayer. But do we? Or are many of us simply "holding to a form of godliness, but denying its power"? (2 Timothy 3:5)
Good questions.


Anonymous Gallagher said...

Excellent thoughts for today, tomorrow and years to come.

I pray the new work is going well.

9:01 PM, May 24, 2007  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Glad you thought so, Chris. The new work begins the first of July, and we're in the process of getting ready for it. Thanks for the prayers.

9:37 AM, May 25, 2007  

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