When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied. Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” — Matthew 8: 28-30
Yesterday after I read this piece of Scripture, I prayed for big faith. God’s Word had convicted me and made me realize that I’ve hidden behind a safe faith the last year because I was afraid of more disappointment.
That’s the danger we face in this life riddled with all kinds of challenges and trials that seem to go on and on without answer to our prayers. I’d chosen to protect my heart but I’d also sacrificed seeing God move in my life.
Well, today I’m praying for “big faith. The BIG, WILLING-TO-RISK-MY-HEART-TO-BELIEVE FAITH!
Will you join me? Leave a comment that you want BIG FAITH too, and I will add you to my prayer list. I committ now to praying for this for you and me for rest of the year. :-)
Lord Jesus, you are the author and perfecter of our faith. So make it big! We want to be like the blind men who came to you and believed completely in your ability to heal them. Whatever you’ve put on our hearts and minds, Lord, help us to step out of our safe faith zones and trust you more. Make our faith grow in huge ways and let it be done to us according to our faith! We believe you will do great things in 2011! In your precious name we pray, Jesus. Amen!
Praying and believing,