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How deep is your faith?

04/21/2015

Everything about the ministry and teachings of Jesus had to do with God first, people next. Take a look at how his ministry started. First Jesus gets baptized by John the Baptist. John knew Jesus was the one the Jews had been waiting for, and so questioned Jesus, “I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?” (Mt 3:13)

Jesus knew he needed to establish his relationship with God first before he could minister to others. Therefore Jesus began the ministry in a moment of complete shedding of self and accepting God’s will. Jesus had no sins to be washed from him like we do, but he did need to give himself fully to the will of God and the purpose of God, his Father. As he came up out of the water he was greeted with these precious words from his Father, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Mt 3:17)

What an example for us. When we choose to accept Christ, are we genuinely saying to God, “not my will, but yours be done?” Are we stepping out in complete faith and trust?

I don’t know about you, but for me the steps of faith and trust began when I accepted Christ, but as baby steps. There was no “jump in with both feet” reaction with me. I started out with real baby steps, but as God proved faithful over and over, my trust grew, my heart opened, and my faith deepened.

I like where I’m at today, and I look forward to the growth yet to come.

I hope you feel the same, no matter where you are from baby to mature.

Just keep looking up and let the life and teachings of Jesus be your guide.

Then one day, we too will hear precious words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

Blessings,

M.

One Comment
  1. Reblogged this on matraceyyy and commented:
    Love this!

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