“However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”
“Trust is a rare and priceless treasure that wins us the affection of our Heavenly Father. For Him it has both charm and fascination. Among His countless children, whom He so greatly loves and whom He heaps with tenderness and favors, there are few indeed, who truly entrusting themselves to Him, live as veritable children of God…Unwavering trust is a rare and precious thing because it often demands a degree of courage that borders on the heroic.” Brennan Manning, Ruthless Trust
On days when I do well working on “The Book,” play well on the piano, nurture my grandchildren (and now great-grandchildren), with wisdom and love, and my apartment is at least presentable—I easily sense the pleasure of God on my life. Other times however, I am absolutely certain God considers me one of His “near misses!”
I used to think that having great faith meant being able to
God for huge answers to prayer—entire mission fields in revival mode, radical physical healings occurring, “hopeless” sinners brought to their knees in repentance.
Now I’m convinced the term, “great faith” also applies when I take Him at His word that He loves me as I am and not as I should be, for none of us are as we should be (thanks AA).
Today, exercise faith in both His unconditional love for you as well as His acceptance of you.