“Increase our faith.” Luke 17:5
Whenever I gave an art workshop, I always said that creativity is like a muscle. We all have it, but if we don’t exercise it, it will be limp, and useless. Use it all the time, and it will bloom, grow, and strengthen. There are many exercises and challenges available online to increase creativity. Creativity is not just for artists. Business people, teachers, mothers and fathers, every one on the planet needs it all the time to be more effective, and successful in their jobs, different roles and relationships.
In Matthew 13:58, we read that Jesus did not do many miracles in His hometown because of the people’s lack of faith. Is faith like a muscle as well? Can we grow in faith just as we can grow in creativity? No doubt about it! Like the gift of creativity, God has also given each one of us, a seed of faith. “Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ”, St. Paul writes in Romans 10:17. We have to become familiar with God’s Word, plant ourselves in it, stand on it, and put it into practice.
We can go to God’s gym to develop our spiritual muscles by exercising our faith everyday, by believing in God’s promises, by rebuking the enemy’s whispers of hopelessness and deception. If someone is sick, we should pray for him and not be shy or insecure that our prayers will not work. Whatever challenge comes our way, let us use our faith muscles, pray continually, and one day we will be spiritual Schwarzeneggers!!!
Let us become so strong in the faith that the devil trembles when we get up in the morning!!!