Wouldnt it be great if it didn't take much to get our faith & our belief stirred up? I thought of this as I was reading in John. In the first chapter, Jesus finds Philip & tells him to follow him. Philip has to run & find his friend Nathanael. As the buddies are chatting it up - Nat (I'll nick name him....I like nick names) is even making fun of Philip saying that this can't be the person that Moses & the prophets talked about. He even makes the comment that nothing good can come out of Nazareth (vs 46)
So here comes Jesus strolling up.....He makes a comment about Nat "Here comes an honest man - a true son of Israel" (vs 47) - Nat is surprised & asks Jesus how he knew that about him.
"Jesus replied, "I could see you under the fig tree before Philip found you" (Vs 48)
Its so funny - Nat's reaction right after that (vs 49) - "Nathanael replied, "Teacher, you are the Son of God - the King of Israel!"
Jesus asked him, "Do you believe all this just because I told you I had seen you under this fig tree?" (vs 50)
YEP.....that's all it took....not much for his faith & belief to kick in.....isn't that awesome!
I think of people who have witnessed miracles, seen the beauty that God has created, see daily works in someone's life - how God loves someone even if they reject him - & yet, they still turn away from Him. But our buddy Nat - it didn't take much for him to know who he was talking to!
That we would always feel the pull of God in our hearts easily & openly in our lives....