Friday, 13 July 2018
Growing faith. ( Psalm 119 v 105 )
Many people are like Thomas who said,''Unless I see'',(John 20 v 25 ),although it may sound different ,they cry out how can this be,not so long ago I spoke to a man on holiday.He had attended a Alpha course. He could not accept the miracles, to him they were just made up stories that were not real.In response to what Thomas said, Jesus said ,''blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed'' ( v 29 )That's the challenge Christians must accept,the way of faith. Selwyn Hughes writes, ''A growing faith comes to see that it is God's world and believes it.As W.E. Sangster said,'not by shutting one's eyes to the apparent contradictions that are in the world but by believing that to God there are none', Faith is always at its best and is most robust when it is faith in the faithfulness of God.When we can see that the apparent contradictions only disguise the love which burns in all things, then we are really growing''.For our faith to grow,then we must feed as it were on Gods words ,seek to understand Gods word,trust Gods word. How firm a foundation,ye saints of the Lord, Is laid for your faith in His excellent word, What more can He say than to you He hath said, You who unto Jesus for refuge have fled.