“’To whom will you compare Me? Who is My equal?’ asks the Holy One.” (Isaiah 40:25)
A very powerful statement describing the unexplainable power and potential of the Most High. When you read this verse, many things can travel through your mind. Let us focus on one of them and understand its authenticity and relevance to daily life.
God is incomparable: This is easily understandable. But what is hard here to acknowledge is that we limit God through our lack of faith. We may be successful in saying that we believe in an awesome God. But do we really give Him the first place in everything? When we have a need or are in trouble do we trust in his leading and provision? Do we submit to His sovereign will laying aside all our selfish wants? It is high time that we leave aside our self-led lives and yield to His will.
Mere faith and faith in practice are extremely two different things. We as Christians should learn how to activate our faith in real issues. First we must accept that faith is not meant for making us wealthy, nor for helping us achieve whatever we desire, nor for our selfishness ignoring the needs of those around us. Faith is meant to fulfill God’s will on earth, both in our lives and in the lives of others. Only by keeping this in mind can we benefit through our faith.
You are not here on earth to advise God what to do or how to help you out. Be a child before God. Do you realize how a small baby feels secure and satisfied in his mother’s arms? He does not say to his mother what she should do in order to take care of him. Likewise, when we are in a lack, or want deliverance or help, do we trust in God and know that He does not make mistakes and is in no need of our advises? Just say, “God! You know what I’m going through. I know this is part of Your plan. Thank You for the victory you have secured for me.”
Our lives are shattered because we fail to have true faith in God. Let us pray for a total transformation. Do not think that by reading this article, you can take a giant and sudden leap in faith. Faith develops and grows gradually each time we put it into practice. Start with small issues, when you see the results you will have faith to pray for the more difficult ones. This is the method: one step at a time.
So friends, do you know realize the purpose of your faith?