Suppose someone asked you to take a ride in his single-engine plane, but you politely declined the offer. Why? Well, you declined the ride offer because of some disheartening news about the aircraft. Recently, you heard that the plane has a history of mechanical problems and you don’t have confidence in its safety. The pilot assures you that he fearlessly entrusts his life to it whenever he flies. Yet, you still declined it. A few weeks later the plane crashed, and the pilot was killed. A post-incident investigation shows that the engine was faulty. The pilot had strong faith—but his faith was in a faulty object. Sadly, he missed it.
Likewise, we indirectly behave like the pilot in this story. Unfortunately, we sometimes put our faith in 'faulty object' instead of the real Almighty God. Faith is no better than its object.
Faith is nothing else, but positive thinking in God's ability.
When life oceans roars, we hear people say 'I want to change my faith'. What does it mean? We will look at this term later on towards the end of this message. For now, let's discuss the object of faith.
The object of faith is the real value of that faith.
In general, the bigger the object, the bigger it's value. Likewise, a big faith brings big breakthrough. Sometimes, people feel depressed or low mood again after leaving a Prayer meeting. This happens because the environment reminds them of the yet-resolved problem. This is understandable. However, our faith ought to be in God and not in any premises. This reality brings us to pray and trust God anywhere, anytime.
A true faith is in God, and not the location.
Now, let's look at what it means to 'Change faith' or when someone say 'I changed my faith', what do they mean?
To change faith means to change the focus, that is, the object of that faith.
Now, the intended change could be towards or away from God. Irrespective of the circumstances, let's have a 'duty of faith' to encourage everyone around us to move towards God in faith. Our God is able!
In a nutshell, the more you know God, the bigger you will trust God; and the more you will experience Him. The object of your faith is the foundation of all exploits. Be encouraged: no matter how small or insufficient we think our faith is, let's keep on praying.
.....I do have faith, but not enough. Help me have more!" Mark 9:24b