Jesus answered, “You were not able to make the demon go out, because your faith is too small. Believe me when I tell you, if your faith is only as big as a mustard seed you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. You will be able to do anything.” (Matthew 17:20 ERV)
I decided to look up a masted seed?
Mustard seeds are the small round seeds of various mustard plants. The seeds are usually about 1 or 2 mm in…
What this says to me is I can do anything if I believe a little bit. It started me to thinking of worldly things that I put faith in all the time. How many of us have faith in our paycheck? We have so much faith in it coming when the job said it would that we make plans and major decisions based on the fact that we know it is coming. We tell bill collectors “I can pay you on X day, because that is when I get my check. We promise our spouse and our children things based on when this magical event happens. We put faith in our retirement. How many times do you see and hear of people making plans for a retirement that is not promised? They buy that vacation home or save all this money for retirement. We put major faith into anything google says, we put an address in google maps and then blindly follow wherever it takes us.
Imagine what could happen if we put that same measure of faith into Jesus. What if we counted on him doing what he said he would do..you know like
“Come to me all of you who are tired from the heavy burden you have been forced to carry. I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28 ERV)
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. (Matthew 6:31, 32 NKJV)
What if we trusted in our faith enough to face our fears?
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (II Timothy 1:7 NKJV)
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1 NKJV) we only need to take one step in faith and God will do the rest. Test what I say, don’t trust me anymore than you trust google, Trust God and challenge him in your life to do what he said he would do.
The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, “Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, And as I have purposed, so it shall stand: (Isaiah 14:24 NKJV)
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11 NKJV)