“He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matt 13:31 ESV)
This won’t be a teaching on the size of the actual mustard seed and how God would move even if your faith was that small. If you will be so inclined to allow me to just write about faith as I see it day to day from my point of view.
My eyes are focused on the promises of God’s Word, but sometimes not fixed on the promises. What I mean is that I know that the Word of God is absolute truth and the promises of God are Yes and Amen in Christ Jesus. (2 Corinthians 1:20 ESV) But sometimes what happens is that I lose my fixation on the promise and let circumstances and my human thoughts pull me away. I think that most of us who have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior can say we’ve done that. It’s a weakness we have because we’re human.
So many things have been happening in my life, my wife’s life, my family’s life and with my friends that it seems that it is overwhelming. It is there that I need to stop and talk with God. I do that sometimes, but certainly not every time. But even in my human inadequacies, God moves in my situation. It is there that I am consumed in His love and find myself humbled and weeping before the Lord. I ask why can’t I just give it to the Lord from the beginning. Why do I fail Him so easily?
But you see I’m not failing God. God doesn’t feel that I’ve failed Him. He is my ever present help in time of need. (Psalm 46:1 ESV) Even when I don’t realize it. It’s not about me wanting to be perfect or the one that needs to carry the burden alone. Jesus said, “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matt 11:30 ESV) But I would save myself a lot of grief if I would just stop and pray. If I would just take a deep breath, focus on the presence of God, settle my heart and have a conversation with God.
I believe in the Power of Prayer and that it changes everything. In fact I have witnessed so many miracles as the result of prayer. However, should we forget to stop first and pray, God has it. Really. God is faithful. We can trust in Him. The Bible says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV) We can put our faith in God. And yes, it’s true that if our faith is as small as a mustard seed, we can speak to our mountains and God will move them. I’m so glad for that.
Don’t believe me. Believe God.