Raise Your Hand If You Need More Faith

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


Luke 17:5

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”


These men who walked with Jesus for three and a half years were by and large men of courage. Think about it. All but one of them would suffer greatly for the Lord in time. Ten of them would die a martyr’s death in time. One would be boiled in oil for Jesus. But here they ask, “Lord, Increase Our Faith!”


Before I comment on this text, “Raise Your Hand If You Need More Faith!” I don’t care how much I have, I feel like I’m always in need of more faith. On one occasion Jesus said, “According to your faith so be it unto you!” (Mt. 9:29). We know that’s the truth, so we’re always asking for more. Never in my life have I ever felt adequate in my faith to do what God is asking me to do. I’m always in need of more faith. Whether a youth group that was too old for my youthful age, or a traveling ministry by air long before young men and women were doing that, or a church in the inner city at middle age, I’ve always needed more faith. You can usually tell if it’s God calling you in a certain fashion, based on the personal anxiety or fear it brings you. I’m not talking about a hellish fear, I’m talking about the kind of fear that caused Moses to say, “Lord If you don’t go with us, I’m not going” (Ex. 33:15). Oddly enough, that kind of godly concern is what spurs the average person like you and me on. I’ll ask it again, “Raise Your Hand If You Need More Faith!”


Dear Jesus,

I have one request this AM … please, “Increase My Faith!” Amen

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