Do you know how tiny a mustard seed is? Mustard seeds can be different colors depending upon the plant; they may be anywhere from yellowish white to black. But one thing that is uniform with them all is that they’re very, very small.
So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. (Mt 17:20)
So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. (Lk 17:6)
Since a mustard seed is about 1 to 2 millimeters in diameter, it’s astonishing to understand that faith as small as this can move actual mountains and bring about impossible things. Reread those two Bible verses above. Jesus did say this, and it is recounted in two different places in the Scriptures.
Many believers make a big issue of faith as if it is a limiting factor. But I find these Bible verses very reassuring. I realize that God isn’t requiring us to have mountain-sized faith, but rather seed-sized faith which can move real mountains! Faith in God and in His Word is powerful.
Not only that, but faith is God’s gift to us! For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God . . . (Eph 2:8) We don’t have to work it up because the Lord has given it to every believer.
God actually has given us the very faith that we need in order to receive answers to prayer as well as the fulfillment of His promises found in His Word. How much better can it get? This truth fills me with tremendous joy.
Launch out today and use a tiny amount of faith to receive whatever you need from the Lord! He’s definitely on our side and wanting to help each and every one of us. He has already proven it by saving us and giving us the gift of faith which enables us to receive blessings, answers, and miracles from God.