Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Morning Coffee - According to our Faith

"According to your faith be it unto you" (Matt. 9:29).
"Praying through" might be defined as praying one's way into full faith, emerging while yet praying, into the assurance that one has been accepted and heard, so that one becomes actually aware of receiving, by firmest anticipation and in advance of the event, the thing for which he asks.

Let us remember that no earthly circumstances can hinder the fulfillment of His Word if we look steadfastly at the immutability of that Word and not at the uncertainty of this ever-changing world. God would have us believe His Word without other confirmation, and then He is ready to give us "according to our faith."

Mrs. Chas. E. Cowman 
Streams in the Desert
Without other confirmation.  That's the big stumbling block of my faith.  I am always on the look-out for other earthly confirmation.   My prayer today, over my cup of coffee, is for a better focus on the immutability of His Word and less on my need for analysis and confirmation.  No small task for this student of math!



  1. I just had a conversation about this with my husband as we were watching the events of the world unfold on TV last weekend. He's a chemist and has a minor in physics and math, so he analyzes every thing to death. He asked me how I could be certain about God's fulfillment and I replied that certainty is the very definition of the word "faith".

  2. Oh boy, Jane, can I relate to your husband's analyzing. I know it well! (-:

    It is so difficult to accept: faith = certainty when your brain wants to go: faith = x + y + z.

  3. What is said: Faith is the substance of things felt and not seen?? Like love... :)

    Have a joyous day, Sandy!