And he [Jesus] saith unto them, why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? —Matthew 8:26
Halfway across the Galilee, the disciples became frightened and woke Jesus, saying, “Don’t you care that we perish?” Jesus stilled the storm and rebuked the disciples for not moving on in their faith. How do we grow from the “little faith” of whiny Christians to the “great faith” of Christians who are strong in their faith?
Every day that your mind is renewed in the Word of God, your soul is brought up to a higher level of faith-filled living. Your mind is more renewed in the Word of God today than it was yesterday. I don’t spoon-feed my children as I did when they were babies. Don’t stop with the milk of His Word; eat the meat. Devour the bread of life. The more meat of His Word that you digest, the stronger your faith will become.
God expects us to mature and become strong in our faith. The stronger we become, the more glory we give Him. Strengthen yourself in the Word, exercise your faith, and go from whining in the boat to unwavering faith.
Word of God, I hunger and thirst for You.
Feed my spirit that I might grow strong
in You. Exercise my faith through Your
trials and test that it may be refined
in Your fire and become like pure gold.