How Big Is Your Faith
I believe my God created the universe and beyond, so I do not diminish Him to His own creation. I believe my God can do all things. With that being said, we have to be mindful of what we ask of the Living God.
There's a song by Tauren Wells that's very catchy. I enjoy it. It goes "Walk me through the fire, shut the mouths of lions, bring dry bones to life... Do what you are famous for!" Sounds good, right? Here's the thing. God can do all that and more, but is our faith big enough for all that?
Daniel didn't go looking for a lion, he was thrown in the lion's den. Shadrack, Meshack, and Abendego didn't set a fire to see of they'd set themselves ablaze, rather they were tossed in the fiery furnace. God delivered them absolutely because they showed faith in that moment! Their faith was strong enough for them not to fold when evil rulers wanted them to worship anything or anyone other than their God.
Now a few days or so after explaining this to someone at my home church who expressed similar sentiments of the popular Christian song, I was attacked by three large dogs. Yes, three whole big ole dogs which on their hind legs would have been taller than me. I already am not an animal person, so let's just say this experience solidified that stance but I digress.
In this moment, I was completely I MEAN UTTERLY alone but God! I had my car key in my hand. My phones were both in the vehicle and I had no weapon on my person. No one answered the door. All I had was Jesus. Listen, there was no one other reason these dogs did not severly maul me but God Himself. As the first one appeared before he called the other two vicious beasts, I started praying and calling on the name of Jesus. As the others came and all three ran up on me with their sharp teeth very close to my skin, I lifted my arms as that was the only exposed skin in hopes of them not biting me, but I continuously prayed. Trying to stay calm and not scream to antagonize them, my prayers became louder, I proclaimed the Word of God, and nearly shouting the Mighty Name of Jesus.
I was completely cornered but God gave me the good sense to think of a way to get out of there after an unknown amount of time. My total faith was in Him in that moment. I didn't seek that experience nor did I want it, but I trusted God enough to know that He can shut the mouths of beasts. God trusted me enough in that moment knowing that even as terrifying as that situation was that I would put my tru