As rams skip when they are threatened by a dog,mountains skip when faith shows up! Mountains are uprooted,they jump up with their roots,become airborne,and land in another spot ,paving way for the elect to move forward.
Don’t go a step further after stumbling along life’s path without ascertaining the reason for the fall because if you do,you might still fall into the same ditch! So ask yourself: Why did I fall?
“It is true that children’s bread is not tossed to the dogs! I agree… But that is for dogs that are outside the house! This ‘dog’ in front of you is not a street dog,she becomes an in-house dog immediately she steps in to ask for your help! So provided she is with you,she doesn’t mind eating the leftovers!!!”
Have you ever been in this kind of situation before? When people praise you and you know you are unworthy of such a praise? Humble hearts are always like that! They know they are unworthy of God’s blessings but grace finds them.They know that all their righteousness are like filthy rags but mercy says:No!
While the developing countries worry over lack of basic needs of life,the developed nations worry over what to choose out of many options such that they end up buying things they may never need.Both are pursuits over nothing!They are things without eternal values and should not be our primary preoccupation.
The inference from the response of Christ is that it is not the size of your faith that matters,whether little or great! What really counts is your response to the ability in you.In other words,a faith is as little or great as your response to God’s ability in you and not in the size because if the faith is as small as the tinniest seed in the world,it will still work efficiently…
For every faith you have on God’s word,there is a trouble/trial that will come for it! If trial comes,praise God!!! I laugh when Christians try to change the words of this song: “Today ooo,I will lift up voice in praise,for I know you are always there for me…No matter what I face,when trouble comes my way”.They have now substituted ‘trouble’ with ‘success’…
‘Oligo-‘ is actually a medical terminology.It means something is ‘inadequate’ or ‘deficient’.For instance,there is a condition in Obstetrics called oligo-hydramnios in which there is inadequate/deficient volume of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the foetus…’Oligopistos’ therefore can also be defined from that perspective:It is a faith that is inadequate/deficient in substance…
What did Jesus see? He saw their faith (pistis) in action.The men that brought this paralysed man did not just have a mental trust/reliance on Jesus or a mouth confession of their belief in Jesus,they demonstrated it in their uncompromising,steadfast,unyielding resolve to get the paralysed man to Jesus.Likewise,trusting in God for a miracle must not be passive.It must be seen in your action
Failure on a project several times is not an indication for you to give up.Many times it is a way life asks a simple question:’How badly do you need this thing’? If your life depends on it then you have to be resolute in your faith in God and He will definitely answer you because He is also a faith-ful God!