“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
Mustard seeds are 1-2mm in diameter. That is small. I love this illustration not only because it was another wonderful commonplace simile used by Jesus to help the people understand His teachings very well, but also because it teaches us so much. It shows us that God’s power is greater than we can imagine if faith that size could move a mountain. It also shows us that when our faith remains that size, it’s very easy to cover it with fear and doubt.
We have a tendency to climb mountains we were always intended to move. We have a tendency to let our doubt, and our own logic, cloud our minds and drown out our faith. The thing about mustard seeds is, they grow into 20ft trees. When we exercise our faith, it continues to grow so long as our roots are deeply rooted in the Lord. Each time we reach another hurdle, it is imperative that we remind ourselves that God’s past faithfulness demands our present trust.
Billy Graham said, ”Your faith may be just a little thread. It may be small and weak, but act on that faith. It does not matter how big your faith is, but rather, where your faith is.”
Father, I pray today that You help me grow in faith and trust in You. Help my unbelief. I thank You for Your past faithfulness in all areas of my life. Amen.