I’m really enjoying our current series on “Lessons in Faith”. Walking in absolute trust with Jesus is not a simple thing. There are so many aspects of faith and so many ways to grow in trusting Him.
In Luke 8 Jesus shows us that our faith should be grateful, growing, purposeful, calm, restoring, and fearless. Through incidents, parables, and direct teaching Jesus demonstrates so many aspects of trusting Him in so many areas of life.
You’ve probably heard me say many times that the same Greek word is translated in our Bibles as “faith”, “belief”, and “trust”. Try this: whenever you see “faith” or “belief” substitute the word, “trust”. It really comes alive that faith means to completely trust Him. More important than believing in Him is to simply believe Him!
Sometimes I am astounded that so many Christians find it so easy to live in a state of anxiety or worry. Sometimes I catch myself saying “I am afraid that …” I catch myself and ask: should I as a child of the King really be afraid that things won’t turn out the right way? Don’t I trust Him?
Jesus asks, “Where is your faith?” (Luke 8:25) Looking forward to growing in faith together with you. See you in church on Sunday!