Friday, October 26, 2012
Faith and Mustard Seeds
Christian Inspirational Quotes.com comes this wonderful message of Godly encouragement on faith and mustard seeds.
”Truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; nothing will be impossible to you.” (Matthew 17:20)
Isn’t it interesting that Jesus chose to use the mustard seed as a comparison when He talked about faith? Being one of the smallest seeds known to man (about the size of a pinhead), the mustard seed has often been used to illustrate something of the tiniest size.
But what does it mean to us?
Many a times, we are so caught up in the trap of trying to muster up “enough faith” so that we can accomplish our desires and dreams. No matter how hard we try, it sometimes seems that our efforts will never amount to anything good. Could it be that this is exactly the issue that Jesus was trying to address?
In the verse quoted above, Jesus said that if we have faith, even if it’s of the tiniest size, we can command the mountains to move, and they will obey us. Therefore, it is clear that faith is not really a matter of its size or quantity. Instead, it is the size of the One in whom we put our faith in that makes all the difference.
Truly, the strength of our faith lies not in itself, but in the faithfulness of God. When we study the Bible carefully and take confidence in the promises that God has already fulfilled, we will begin to strengthen our faith in both His ability and willingness to fulfill His promises for our future.
In fact, the strongest of faith is based not in physical proof but on spiritual conviction. By believing in God, we are allowing Him to work in our lives and bring about blessings and miracles to both our lives, as well as those around us.
Therefore, let us put our faith in our great God and His promises to us. Let Him be the anchor of our soul and we will no longer drift into the sea of doubt and unbelief.
The inspirational faith quotations collected below is meant to remind you of its importance, and help you refocus it on the One that matters. Read through them and allow them to nurture your seed of faith. Truly, all things are possible to him that believes.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
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