Saturday, August 19, 2017

Mustard Seed Faith - Bonita Y. McCoy

Mustard seed faith begins small, minute. That is God’s way. He starts with small. He starts with one man and one woman. He starts with twelve disciples. He starts with five loaves and two fish.

In order to grow, it must be planted. The seed of faith must be planted in the Word of God. Small begins to grow when covered in God’s unerring Word. It sprouts with each new victory won from obedience.  Each step adds to the fact that God is with us.

In order to grow, it must be nurtured and fed. The seed of faith grows in the light of God’s promises and with the community of believers.  Small becomes more resilient in the company of others. As people pour into us, we sprout and begin to reach for the light of the promises of God. We see Him work in others, and we reach for that growth.

In order to grow, it must be watered. The seed of faith needs to be watered in prayer. We long to pray to our Father. Pray without ceasing. Calling on Him who can change: health, circumstances, hearts.

When the mustard seed is planted, it grows taller than the other plants. Big enough to house the birds, to give shade, to cast a large shadow.

When the mustard seed of faith is placed in the hand of God, you can move mountains.

“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.” Matthew 17:20.

Challenge: Today, place your faith in God’s hands and whisper the prayer “grow me”.

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