Oh,  I hope those initials do not stand for something really awful…#urbandictionary =0)

As I go about my errands,  a local jewelry store billboard always catches my eye.

It has big letters —TDS….Tiny Diamond Syndrome.

A worried man looks at the downcast face of a disappointed woman.

Yes….poor dear has been given too small of a diamond.

Now please hear me…this is not a rail against this store (we are fans and customers of the establishment), materialism, diamonds or girls who equate the size of the ring with the size of the love….

No, the sign always makes me review my walk with Jesus and I ask myself ….

Am I suffering today from TFS….

Tiny FAITH syndrome….

Because drive time is prayer time.

If I am at the wheel, I am at the Throne, most likely pouring out requests and intercessions.

And when I see that girl’s downcast face, I ask myself if that is what I look like to God.

Am I making my requests with a bad case of little faith?

Or am I praying with the kind of faith that KNOWS who I am praying to and what He is able to do….

and believing Him to move heaven and earth to bring His Kingdom Come into the situations I am lifting up to Him.

I listened to a great sermon last night by Mike Baker at Eastview Christian Church, for their Vision Sunday, September 15th. While much of it has to do with the vision for their church, he speaks to the heart of all believers. You can catch it on their website:

To give you a hint, he uses the text from 1 Samuel 14 where Jonathan decides to put his faith into action….

Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the LORD will work for us. For NOTHING RESTRAINS THE LORD FROM SAVING BY MANY OR FEW.” 1 Samuel 14: 6 NKJV

May God bless you as you expand your faith by applying what you KNOW about the One whom you have believed!


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