Matt 6:25-2;28-29; 7:7-8 The disciples of Jesus Christ heard Him preach the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus assured them God would take care of them. If God takes care of the birds of the air and the lilies of the field.....will He not take care of you? Faith demands more than words......Faith demands ACTION! Jesus had just spoken to the followers of John the Baptist who came to ask Him if He was the One. Read Matt 11:3-5. The disciples of Jesus saw all these things......but storms still came. They saw the blind see and the lame walk; the lepers cleansed and the deaf heard; the dead brought back to life and they heard the Gospel preached.....but storms came! Matthew 14 and John 6 depict the same scene. Jesus had preached all day and had healed many but now the hour was late and the people were hungry. Read Matt 14:14-16 and John 6:5-6. Faith is strengthened when it is tested! Faith is not strengthened by words.....it is strengthened by action! Jesus allowed this test of faith to come so that His disciples could exercise their faith! They would learn that the first step of faith is knowing WHO Jesus is! Take time in prayer today and thank God for His Son Jesus. Thank Him that He came and saved you but now, ask Him to use you. When He speaks to your heart and tells you where and what to do for Him, don't hesitate, step out in faith and obey what He has called you to do.