Do You Have the Faith that Dares?

By Ryan Coggins
 


"…the most wonderful and marvelous faith is the simple faith of a little child. It is the faith that dares." - Smith Wigglesworth

Recently, I had the proudest moment of my life. I was talking with my three-year-old daughter about Jesus and how much He loves her. The more we talked the more I realized that she had a pretty firm grasp on the importance of having Jesus in her life.  The conversation ended with her asking Jesus to forgive her of her sins, and to come into her life. It was the most sincere and honest prayer I’ve ever heard…what a moment!
 
It brought an entirely new meaning to the verse where Jesus says, “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it,” (Mark 10:15). There was not a hint of skepticism, doubt, or worry in my daughter’s voice as she prayed. She believes with everything in her that Jesus has forgiven her of her sins, come into her life, and flung the gates of heaven wide open just for her. Period.
 
It has challenged me to reclaim some of the innocence and sincerity that we can so often lose as we get older.  I never want to rely more on my own strength, abilities, or wisdom than that of God. My prayer today is that we would all have faith like that of a child.

Why Your “Drops” of Prayer are Still Powerful

By Noel Miller

I recently read a quote from Mother Teresa that put a lot of perspective on a situation that I am currently walking through with an unsaved love one. “We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.”

I had found myself a little discouraged in constantly showing love and grace to this friend, and had to keep reminding myself that she is on a journey. Then I stumbled upon the quote from Mother Teresa and it reminded me of
Galatians 6:9, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

We must remember to press on in prayer, trusting the Creator of the universe that while the “drop” of prayer may seem small to us, one day we will see a harvest. We will see the love ones that we are so desperately praying for come to faith in God. We may not see it now, but an ocean is forming. Keep the faith because the harvest is coming!