The object of our faith

By Dave Henning / August 7, 2015

“If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move.”- Matthew 17:20

“It is better to have little faith in a big God than to have big faith in a little God.”- John Ortberg

John Ortberg concludes Chapter 2 of All the Place to Go by emphasizing the words of Timothy Keller- that it’s not the quality of our faith that saves us, it’s the object of our faith.

Just as with Abraham, the only thing God needs to get our redemption project going is our trust.  God can work with simple trust- not perfection or superhuman efforts.  In The Spirituality of Imperfections, Ernest Kurtz writes that the great enemy of spiritual growth is perfectionism.   He adds that an ancient sage named Macarius pointed out that if we only made progress we would become conceited- conceit being the ultimate downfall of all

God’s redemption project involves imperfect people.  When we answer His call and walk through the open door, we get to becomes part of the story.  As John concludes:

“He still calls.  He still sends.

“And if you say yes . . .

Oh, the places you’ll go.”

Today’s question: In what areas of your life do you demand perfection?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “But wait!  There’s more.”

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