Jesus said that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed we can move trees and even mountains (Luke 17:5; Mark 11:22-23).
His implication seems to be that the quantity of our faith is not as important as its quality.
So how then can we be sure that we are putting our trust in what God wants rather than in something that catches our eye in a fleamarket approach to faith?
In our conversation yesterday some pointed out that the faith that pleases God needs to be in response to what he has said. The Apostle Paul indicates as much when he writes, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom 10:17).
But how does this work when the Word of God speaks to us in general principles that assure us of God’s love and desire to meet our needs, while we are looking and asking for specifics?
I would like to hear your thoughts on how you try to make sure that your faith is a response to what God has said, and a confidence in what he wants to do– rather than an attempt to try to get him to do what we want him to do.