I woke up thinking today that all we have to have is a little faith. If you do any cooking, you have seen a mustard seed. They are so very tiny and yet, they pack a punch of flavor. Why does Christ compare faith to a mustard seed? I don't have the answer to that because I'm not privy to God's thoughts. I know, however, that He talked like this to give us word pictures. These pictures help us in our times of doubt. If all we need is a tiny bit of faith, then we can and will get through anything.
I realize that some may doubt this. I have had friends that have gone through great trials in their lives. These trials were not easy but they persevered with just a little bit of faith. What distinguishes a little faith to a lot of faith and how do we get there? I really believe that faith is a choice. The mustard seed is the hope that God can do all things but in each of us there is a small part that holds onto the fact that Jesus died for us and if He did that, then He can move mountains. I'm not saying this is always easy and I am definitely not saying that I have not had bouts of fear and worry, far from it! I am just like all of you. I have human weaknesses and have to repent regularly. It's important for all of us to realize that we may have days where we doubt or that we are down. Life wouldn't be life if we didn't have these feelings. However, we must look toward our prayer partners and to Christ. They can pray for us and He will intervene. I like that team, don't you?
Matthew 17: 20-21 NKJV:
So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting."
I have to admit; I am a prayer warrior. However, I can only think of a few times I fasted. I believe in fasting because I have heard the power it provides. Ask yourself, have I prayed enough and does this situation require fasting for clarity from God. We all have mountains that need to move. Ask me or your sisters in Christ to pray for you. It always amazes me how my sister's in Christ have come through for me in my darkest hour. Don't give up, comment on this blog and let all of us pray for you today!
My prayer today:
Oh Lord, I come before you a broken soul. I ask that You would help me in my hour of need. I think most of the time that I have much more than a mustard seed of faith. I ask that You would continue to grow that faith so that I may know You better. Give the women of this blog Your Power and grace as they move mountains and provide a way for us to pray for other women. Give us a heart for Your people and a true understanding of how faith, in You, moves mountains. AMEN