May 23, 2022 — If a little faith goes a long way, how far will a lot of faith go?

“You ever hear the expression, ‘A little faith goes a long way’?’ Stan asked me one morning while we waited for Ricky to bring our breakfast.

“I have,” I responded. “And I’ve wondered if that expression came from what Jesus talked about how a little faith can move mountains.”

“Could be,” Stan said. “Mountain-moving faith. Now that would be something to see!”

“You think you’ll see that?” I asked.

“That depends on whether or not God wants me to see it,” Stan said. “But I can tell you as a fact that I’ve seen God move what seemed like mountains in my life, and I expect Him to continue doing that as long as I bring those mountains to Him.”

“What kind of mountains have you seen God move?” I asked.

“The biggest mountain was the one that was in the way of my accepting God’s provision for salvation and redemption. He moved that mountain out of the way so I could see, understand, accept, and embrace His provision of life with Him on both sides of eternity.”

“Life eternally with Him when its time, along with the eternal life of knowing Him and Jesus while He keeps you here,” I said. “Is that it?”

“That’s it,” Stan replied. “Big mountain. Bigger than Weston Mountain on the way to Johnsonville. God moved it out of the way.”

“And once that mountain was moved,” I asked, “were there other mountains that God moved?”

“There were,” Stan replied, “but a lot of them, in retrospect, were a lot more like mole hills than they were mountains. However, once I gave them to God to move, He did so regardless of their size.”

“And you know what?” He continued. “As I give mountains to God for Him to move, the more I do that, the easier it is to give those mountains to Him.”

“Kind of like your faith increases the more you rely on God in faith,” I said. “Is that a fair statement?”

“Fair, indeed, my friend,” Stan replied. “It’s like if a little faith goes a long way, just think how far a lot of faith will go!”


Bible verses to consider: 

The the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it (a demon) out?” And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you.” Matthew 17:19-20.

And He said to them, “Why are you timid, you men of little faith?” Matthew 8:26.

But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith? Matthew 7:30.

And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him (Peter), and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:31.

Prayer: Thank you, Father, for bringing me to you in faith so I could accept your provision of life eternally with you when my time here is completed. Thank you, too, for all of your provision that is available to me by faith for as long as you keep me on this side of eternity. I confess that too often I do not come to you in faith, but I display a lack of faith by what I do and what I do not do. Please forgive the foolishness of not living this life as a life of faith. Please help me in following every step of your lead into the deepest possible faith so that I, through that faith, continually draw closer to you. Thank you I can and do bring these prayers before you in the name of Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith as stated in Hebrews 12:2. Amen.

Think on this: Where are you in your faith? Have you come to faith in the sense that you know you will spend eternity in God’s presence when it is time? If no, why? If you do have the assurance of salvation and redemption, how are you doing in pursuing a life of faith, a life where you give all of your “mountains” to God for Him to move? If you sense the need for change in having a deeper and more consistent faith, how is that going to happen? Is that what you want? Why or why not?

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