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“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them.
“I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible..”
- Matthew 17:20
I got born again (or accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior of my life) many moons ago and really at that time the reason I got “saved” was to escape hell. I had heard so many terrifying stories of what really gets down that side, so I wasn’t about to risk being there at the end of my journey; hence I got saved. That was honestly my view until I grew into a relationship with God through the reading of His Word and spending time with Him.
I learnt that it’s really not about praying longer, speaking in unknown tongues, or preaching the Bible, but this was all about relationship. God wanted my faith to be my own, not someone else’s. He didn’t want me to be like someone else nor did He wait for me to mess up so He judge me and send me back to hell; all he really wanted was for me to believe in Him and nurture our relationship. Jesus talks about faith as small as a mustard seed,and that’s where God wanted me. He was not interested in the many wonders and miracles I could do but just in my faith in Him. When I took out the pressure of wanting to impress God,I got in touch with who I was in Christ and started walking my faith.
I always felt that people who can do wonderful things or people that God could use were people who had massive faith until God freed me by reminding me that even if my faith is as little as a mustard seed it was enough to do the things He will call me to. I had to stay in my lane and work my faith from there. No pressure to perform.
So today, just like me, you might think your faith is not enough or God can’t do miraculous things through you, but I want to affirm you: where you are with your faith and belief in God is enough, God will do the rest.
1. Are there areas of your life where your faith is not your own - where you are relying on another person’s relationship with God?
2. What is a truth about faith that you can carry with you this week?
Father God, thank You for the gift of faith, I am grateful and I love You. Amen
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