If you could have more of one thing that you already have, what would it be?
Money? Time? Friends? Sleep? Self-confidence? Faith?
Imagine going back in time with some of your friends, walking up to Jesus, and saying this…
“We need more faith; tell us how to get it.” (Luke 17:5-6)
Now, imagine Jesus telling you to go back to your church and sign up for the 12 steps-for-more-faith program…
Or, imagine Him telling you to sign up for his podcast and listen to His 3-point sermon on getting more faith.
We’d like Jesus to say that, wouldn’t we?
But, He doesn’t.
Instead, He looks at us and says…
“Even if you had faith as small as a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘May God uproot you and throw you into the sea, and it would obey you!”
Last time I checked, mustard seeds were measured in millimeters…which makes me wonder how much (or how little) faith I have right now.
Is my faith in God really that small?
And, if it is, what could I do with more of it?
Imagine asking yourself these questions while walking with Jesus into a village where you’re immediately confronted by ten lepers.
The marginalized of society.
And, Jesus shows you what can happen when you have a little faith in Him.
He heals the lepers.
Because of their faith.
Because they believed in a God that can do immeasurably more than we could ever ask for, imagine, or hope.
“Stand up and go. Your faith has made you well,” Jesus says to the one who came back to thank Him. (Luke 17:11-19)
Want more faith?
Start by getting to know Jesus.
Healing ten lepers just scratches the surface of what He can do. He pulled off the impossible by beating death so that we could live.
Faith is believing in the possibility of the impossible…
Imagine what you could do with a little more it.
“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.”
Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)