Faith is a gift. Go read it in 1 Corinthians 12:9.
Although we are all as Christians expected to have faith, some have more than others. Some people can believe like a child; if you promise a child something, the child will believe blindly that he will receive whatever you promised. And the child will remind you of your promise frequently. Maybe that is why God said we should become like little children.
My daughter has the gift of faith. Time and again I stand amazed at her faith. There has been many times that I doubted that whatever she prayed for will happen. And I was always the one with the red face being reminded that our God is faithful!
She was on a hockey tour a week ago. On the way back, the bus driver wanted to buy himself some food and proceeded to withdraw some money at the Ultra City where they stopped for a leg stretch. The ATM swallowed his card. Between him, the couch who felt somewhat responsible and the manager of the facility, there was a scramble to get hold of the people responsible for servicing the ATM.
The children in the bus got impatient. They were homesick. Rude remarks were made amidst lots of cursing and swearing. Tragic that girls would behave like that, I know. My daughter stood up for what she believes in. She told the girls to behave and got out the bus. Praying all the way, she walked over to the ATM. She laid hands on it, rebuked it, and demanded the card back in the name of Jesus.
The card came out. The adults were shocked. The bus driver couldn’t believe what had just happened. Her response? My God is an awesome God, didn’t you know?
Faith like a child. That is what we need again. What are you trusting God for? When last did you remind Him of the promises in His Word? Do you know all the promises He made in His word? Do you still believe in miracles?
Come on… stir up some faith in your heart! You can have whatever you ask in His Name! Believe and you shall receive! He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than what you ask for or can imagine. Don’t believe me? Go read Ephesians 3:20…