SMALL FAITH, BIG FAITH.
Life has its ups and downs, man’s needs are inexhaustible, our faith is supposed to be unquenchable. “If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed…” What happens when someone has faith, small as a grain of rice or bigger than Mount Everest, but refuses to apply said faith in his everyday life?
That is the kind of situation lots of people find themselves in today. You are a professing Christian, you believe in the Divinity of Christ, you are aware that your God is Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnipresent, you know that the God you believe in created the world through his words, yet you refuse to present your needs and challenges to him.
When we talk of needs, the average person automatically thinks about “the big things”, like needing a job, securing admission into higher institution, buying a car, and other “major” achievements; we easily overlook the “smaller things”, like a slight headache, buying the right electric bulb, boarding the next bus heading to our destination, etc. Surely, heaven can’t be bothered by such trivialities.
That can be likened to the son of a billionaire who thinks his father can only be bothered about buying him a car, but not about paying his school fees; or his sister who believes she should only tell Daddy about paying for her school fees, but not about buying textbooks.
There is this growing notion that if science can fix it, my money can buy it, or it is taught in school, then I shouldn’t have to pray about it. That’s a new level of common sense that I have refused to subscribe to.
Your God, who doubles as your father is interested in the most minute of your activities. “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
If you can’t have faith in an All-Seeing, All-Knowing, Ever-Present, Almighty God for your smallest need, I wonder who you will turn to when your strength fails you.