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A Penny's Worth of Thought

April 10, 2015, 12:42 PM

Do you want great faith?

Most would certainly answer, “yes” but are we willing to do what it takes to have great faith?
Throughout your life God will seek to grow your faith. He will bring situations into your path that you require you to believe and trust Him. Most of us would say that we want great faith and we want a growing faith. But for our faith to grow great, it must first begin small. 
God will lead you in situations that require a “little” faith and as you prove yourself faithful in the little he will reveal more of himself to you and take your faith to a higher level.

The way to test whether you are ready to be taken to a higher plain is to honestly answer whether or not you have been faithful in the little. If you have been faithful in the small, perceivably insignificant areas of the Christian life than you will be ready for greater leaps of faith. 

The problem is that many of us don’t want to start small, we want great faith and to be great people of faith now. And so we scoff and ignore the small areas that seem “unworthy” to our eyes.

Luke 16:10 says: “Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous in very little is also unrighteous in much.”

It is said that years ago when bridges would be built over deep chasms, a person on one side would fly a kite from one side to the other. A person on the receiving side would tie a cord to the string and the first side would pull the cord over by the string. Then they would tie a rope to the cord and the other side would pull the rope back over. Finally they would tie a chain to the rope and the first side would pull the chain back over enabling them to construct a great bridge. It is the chain that is able to support the weight of the bridge but if there had been no kite string the chain would never have made it across the chasm!
Everyone wants to be the great chain of faith…but are we willing to also be the kite string first?
May we desire to be people of great faith, but may we first and always be people who are faithful in the little.