The Sign of Faith

A certain village experienced long draught.
The villagers prayed days and nights for the rain to come.
One night, God appeared in a dream of the pastor in the village as he was sleeping.
”The day after tomorrow, I will give rain,” God promised him.
The pastor got excited.
The following day he announced to the entire village, “Tomorrow please come to church. God will answer our prayer by giving us rain tomorrow.”
Some of the villagers got excited too. However, some were sceptical.

The following day the villagers gathered in the church.
Some adults came with sceptical look.
Some adults were hopeful and they lifted up their Bibles to show their faith.
One little girl came and lifted up her umbrella.

In the story above, which one do you think is the best sign of faith?

What is faith?
One simple definition of faith is to take God by His word and to act according to His word.

Yes. It is to take God’s word as it is.

What are the promises of God for us?
– By His stripes we are healed (Isa 53:5)
– Seek first His kingdom and all these things shall be added unto us. Do not worry (Matt 6:33-34)
– Cast our cares upon Him. He cares for us (1 Pet 5:7)

Can we take God’s word above as it is?

Let’s do a simple test.

Lord Jesus and the bear

What would we do if we were that little girl?
Can we still take God’s word as it is?

Posted October 5, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Thought

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