Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 1, 2017

Mustard Seed

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,Lent,prayer — by ginrich @ 9:28 pm

Matthew 17:20 20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (NIV)

 Jesus isn’t talking about earthly mountains.  He is talking about our trials that seem to be as big as a mountain.  He said all we need is a tiny amount of faith to move the mountain we are facing away from us.  Our first problem is we fail to pray to Him in faith that He will give us the wisdom and power to remove the mountain.  When we first face a problem we usually start with complaining.  We might tell a lot of others how big our mountain seems.  We ask all sorts of people for advice.  As the mountain continues to grow, maybe we finally turn to God and ask Him for wisdom and power to remove the mountain.  If all we do is ask Him to remove it for us, we will most likely continue to face the mountain.  God has given us the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom and power in all situations, as long as we ask, look to Him and believe.  During this Lenten season, we have been going through the Gospel of Matthew and contemplated on the words of Jesus.  Hopefully we have meditated on the words enough to start to put them into practical existence in our lives.  The faith in us is a tiny mustard seed.  When we plant it in the written word of God, the Holy Bible, and fertilize and water it with prayer, study and meditation, we find the seed of faith grows.  As it grows we must exercise it while still fertilizing and watering it and it will continue to grow.  Let us not end the exercising, fertilizing and watering when lent ends.  Let us continue to see to it that our faith grows more and more each and every day.

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