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GREAT FAITH

The title of this devotion, “Great Faith”, in my humble opinion is profound. I say that because I’m not really sure if I have demonstrated great faith in every situation in my life.  Oh yes, I know if we have the faith of a mustard seed we can move mountains.  In many situations, my faith was just that small, but having great faith is something I pray God will give to me. Can you imagine what would happen if our faith was great in every situation? I mean, if we could move a mountain with the faith of a mustard seed, what can we do with great faith? That is amazing! I suggest we strive to have our faith increased from a small seed to great faith.  That is not to minimize small faith, but there are some obstacles and challenges we encounter that require great faith.  There is a portion of scripture in Matthew 15:28 that speaks about great faith.  The verse reads in this manner:

“‘Dear woman,’ Jesus said to her, ‘your faith is great. Your request is granted.’ And her daughter was instantly healed.

Here the Master speaks to a woman who is in need of a blessing.  She reaches out to the Master regarding her sick daughter. The Master is so moved by her faith that He calls it great.  Both Matthew and Mark recognize her as having enormous faith.  Let us seek to develop our faith from smallness to bigness, so when those huge obstacles come our way we will be able to depend and lean on a faith that is sufficient to handle what we are going through.  Let us grow deeper in our faith and stronger in our faith, so our faith can move from being small to great, and our faith represent our love and devotion to God.

Matthew 15:28 (NLT)