Alan and I just watched a great movie called "Faith Like Potatoes". It's not based on a true story-it IS a true story. I don't want to give away what happens, so I won't say much about the movie, other than the main theme-faith-is making me think tonight, and hard. Alan summed it up best by saying, "Are you praying for rain? Or are you planting/farming like it's going to rain?"
That hit me. To be honest, I've been praying for rain these days. I'm the farmer that looks at the field and says, "Lord, this is only going to work if You water it," and not, "Lord, I know You'll make it grow in Your time, and in Your way, and I trust You to provide."
I need faith like potatoes these days. My heart needs to change. When did I start thinking God couldn't do all things? In Matthew chapter 17 we are taught by Jesus to have 'faith like a mustard seed and we can move mountains'...
The Healing of a Boy With a Demon
14When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. 15"Lord, have mercy on my son," he said. "He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him."
17"O unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me." 18Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment.
19Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
20He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, 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. Nothing will be impossible for you."
...so when did I reduce what He, the maker of the Universe, can do by not believing with my whole heart? I'm thankful for the reminder I had tonight from that movie. I'm thankful that He opened up my eyes to realize how little faith I've put in Him lately.
Thank You, Lord, for molding me, changing me, shaping me in the image of Christ, and reminding me, oh me of little faith, Who is in control, and that You do hear our prayers.