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I'm a starter. I love to start new projects and dream of all the things that "could-be." You know what I'm not great at? FINISHING.
I find myself starting laundry to leave it in a hamper un-folded. I find myself starting devotional series just to get half way through. Not this time. I will finish. Even if it takes me as long as it has.
SO! After a much too long break. (Thank you, Senior Year!) I am back to writing again. And it feels soon good. I've missed this connection with God.
I am going to pick up where I left off. In Mark 11. Specifically, verses 22-26.
Really? A mountain? Couldn't have Jesus picked something a little more believable? Even something like a moving a tree can seem hard to believe at times.
The thing that God revealed most to me through this passage of scripture is that you can't have faith in something that you can't trust. In other words, you will never trust someone who you don't know well... someone with a good reputation.
...someone like JESUS.
I would argue that doubt and insecurity are one in the same thing. If you are insecure or unbelieving in something it is not because you don't have enough faith. Our measure of faith is given to us by none other that God himself.
We surrender Tod out when we surrender to a low view of God. I firmly believe that this passage is asking us to pray for large, specific things; all the while, trusting in the character of God.
Jesus spoke you and everything that you see around you into existence. When you look back on your life you can see that He has been faithful in every way. The above verse from 2nd Timothy 2:13 isn't a safety net for your future... it's a reminder of your past.
You CAN pray big prayers because He has and always will be there for you. Every step of the way... no matter how indirect your path might feel at times.
Still feel uneasy about praying things so big and scary? Ask God to reveal His character to you. Do you feel comfortable expecting God to do huge things in your life? Ask God to reveal even more of His character to you. Trust Him. Talk with Him. Watch Him move in your life.
Here at Desperately Dependent, I write about how I need God much more than He needs me. I write about how living the Spirit Filled Life is changing me and the people around me. And how so many 'failures' and awkward situations arise from being a Christian Twenty Something.