Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Pan Problem

It was a great day for fishing. The fish were biting as fast as the bait went into the water. A group of boys was watching the fishermen with great delight. But there was one who seemed a bit peculiar to them.

Every time he caught a big fish, he would measure it, and if it was more than ten inches in length, he would throw it back.

Finally, out of curiosity, one of the boys approached the man, and asked, “Why?”

“Because,” said the man, “all I have is a ten-inch frying pan to cook them in.”

Sometimes we limit our prayers because we have a “ten-inch frying pan” faith. We limit what God can do to us, through us and for us because our “pan” is too small.

The Bible promises that “Anything is possible if you have faith.” Faith can increase our ability and stability as we face the problems of life.

When we lack faith, God’s Word reminds us that “Faith comes from hearing and hearing from the Word of Christ.” The more we listen to and believe in the Word of God, the stronger our faith becomes.

Prayer: Father, increase my faith to match the problems and temptations of life that I face every day. Help me to accept and believe Your promises and to live my life according to Your teachings: in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Mark 9:23

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