The life of faith. A common phrase, perhaps too common. Common things are discounted. Rare things are valued. A simple reading of how Jesus talks about faith reveals that this is anything but common. Faith is the currency of the kingdom. Without faith it is impossible to please God. The faith of a mustard seed can move mountains. When we have faith Jesus releases his power. When there is no faith Jesus moves on.
Common faith is believing in God, believing that Jesus was the Son of God, who died on a cross and rose from the grave to save us from our sins. This is no small thing. Uncommon faith is trust in Jesus. Trusting that Jesus is who he says he is. Trusting that he is in control of everything. Trusting that he holds our lives in his hands and works miracles in the lives of those who believe, who trust him with their lives.
The life of uncommon faith is entirely uncommon. It means having Kingdom eyes and seeing the world as God sees it, not as we see it. It means making decisions based on trusting Jesus and what he says is true not based on human analysis alone. These decisions may not be understood by those with common faith. Our decisions will likely be uncommon. This is a rare life that is deeply valued by God. It is the life we were designed to live. It is a life where the supernatural is a common experience. It is life in the kingdom.
Uncommon faith: putting my life completely in Jesus’ hands and radically trusting him every minute of every day in every thing and making decisions based on that trust.