Measuring Faith

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Do I have enough faith to serve God?  Absolutely!  Am I being conceited to make such a statement?  NO! – For God gave each believer just the right amount of faith.

3For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. ~ Romans 12:3 NKJV

No believer is greater or lesser than another brother or sister in Christ.  To think so WOULD BE conceited.  Our Father in Heaven has given each of us a calling, or gift of the Spirit, or any one of a myriad of special assignments in order to serve Him during our life here on earth.  What is important is that we serve humbly and that we bear fruit – and not compare spiritual fruits within the Church.

There have been many times that I felt intimidated instead of encouraged by the exemplary service of other believers.  The Holy Spirit is quick to remind me that’s stinkin’ thinkin‘!

The reality is that Jesus has done it all and simply allowed His followers to participate in His victory.  He supplies redemption, transformation, divine purpose, and a customized, perfectly individualized measure of faith to each one of us.  For without faith, there is no hope; prayer isn’t answered; and we are still disconnected in our relationship to Him.  So faith has very little to do with us and everything to do with Him.  Mostly, it seems that we just need to be willing to show up for duty and be ready to do our part.

4For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. ~ Romans 12:4-5 NKJV

Hey, I have no idea how much faith exists in the universe.  But I don’t need to know.  All that matters is that God knows, and that in love and grace He measured out just the right amount of faith to get me through – and you, too.

Thank You, LORD!

And thank you for following

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