Comfortable faith is a scary thing to me. I seem to usually know when I get too comfortable in my faith… it is when I am not growing and being pushed to new limits, new thinking, new ideas and new challenges. It is when I don’t feel a few tingles of doubt and uncertainty about various things and need to go a little deeper in my faith search.
David Bowie, singer and songwriter wrote on how to produce your best work:
“If you feel safe in the area that you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth, and when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.”
In my view, that perfectly applies to faith as well… when our feet don’t quite touch the bottom.
“We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.” (2 Thessalonians 1:3)
“The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” (Luke 17:5)
“If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” Jesus