Me: How many days did it take God to create everything?
Rex (my 4 year old son): 3?
Me: No, 6.
Rex: Oh. That’s a lot of days.
See, my son fully believed that the God he’s been learning about could’ve made everything in 3 days. That God was big enough and powerful enough and quick enough to make everything his eyes have ever come in contact with…in just 3 days. Why would He need 6? Why would it take Him a whole 6 days to make the earth, the animals, the trees, and the water?
He’s so awesome, He could do it in 3 if He wanted.
I’m so encouraged by Rex’s faith. He believes that God is bigger than even I say He is.
About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”
Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. – Matthew 18:1-4
The faith of an adult
Our faith, the faith of a rational, college-educated, enlightened adult is much less, isn’t it? It’s not quite as quick to believe. Not quite as quick to take that step of faith. A little more sluggish to accept the unacceptable, and grasp the miracles.
We’re a little slower than our kids are.
We struggle to believe
- God can save our marriage
- God can really change our dad’s heart
- We will ever have a good relationship with our kids
- We will ever be where we need to be spiritually
- We can ever beat this addiction
- She could ever forgive me
- Our daughter could ever love me
- Our life could ever count for something
- God could actually be in control of our crazy lives
- God could ever use him to minister Truth and Grace.
- God could ever use me.
May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. – Ephesians 3:19-20
Faith is believing in what we can’t see. It’s trusting God for what He’s promised rather than what we’ve seen come true.
God can change your marriage. God can use you. God can use her. He can forgive you. He can use your addiction, and the victory you’re going to enjoy, to serve others.
It’s time you stopped believing lies. Stop believing the haters in your life. Stop listening to the voices that beat you up.
Start trusting in the promises given to you in the Bible. Start trusting in the One who loves you on your worst days. (Romans 5:6) Start believing the One who wants to give you life. (John 10:10) Star believing the One who loved you first. (1 John 4:19)