Genuine faith is powerful, even in small doses! In Bible days, the mustard seed was thought to be the smallest of seeds. In contrast, the mulberry tree has a deep, long-reaching root system that would give it life for many hundreds of years and make it very difficult to uproot and move. Yet, Jesus told his disciples in Matthew 17:14-20 that if they had faith as small as a mustard seed they could move mountains and in Luke 17:6, Jesus said faith the size of a mustard seed could uproot and move mulberry trees. A ‘lil dab of faith will do great things!

What can a ‘lil dab of faith do?

If you have a little Faith you can move stuff. Jesus says, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, `Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.” You can move a tree. 

How’s your faith measuring up?

If we have mustard seed faith, we can see miracles – miracles such as ridding our world of a viral pandemic, miracles such as seeing our nation turn back to God, miracles such as our government leaders seeking God before making decisions that affect our nation. If you haven’t seen God do miracles, then how’s your faith measuring up? 

A little faith can move the impossible to become possible. It can move doubt to belief. It can move nothing to become something. A little bit of faith can move emptiness to become fullness. And it can move wilderness lands to become promise lands

What needs moving in your life? Do you have a ‘lil dab of faith?

The necessity of faith

Faith is vital to the Christian life. Paul wrote, “For by grace are you saved through faith” (Ephesians 2:8). In Hebrews 11:6, Paul wrote that it is impossible to please God without faith. Jesus used the very tiny mustard seed to contrast the immeasurable, omnipotent power of God and when it is let loose in the lives of believers who have genuine faith, God will do great things.

Help my unbelief!

In Mark 9, a desperate father had son who had a spirit that made the boy mute. He brought the boy to Jesus and his disciples hoping the boy would be healed. The disciples were unable to heal the boy. As a result, the scribes and disciples were arguing. Jesus approaches them and asks what they are arguing about. The father speaks up and explains the boy’s condition and informs him the disciples were not able to cast the spirit out. We learn that the boy has had the spirit since childhood and it has cast him into fire and water, trying to destroy the boy. The father says to Jesus, “But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”

Jesus replies: ““‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” 

Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”

When we find our faith floundering, we too can cry out, “Help my unbelief!” We can also spiritually exercise our faith to help it grow.

Growing seeds of faith

As we see God working through our tiny bit of faith, our faith grows and spreads a deep root system like the mulberry tree, influencing everyone around us and making an eternal impact on God’s kingdom. Our faith also grows as we read and study God’s Word. Peter wrote that God has given us everything we need to grow our knowledge of Him, and it’s found in the Bible.

Whatever mountain stands in front of you, allow your faith to be the avenue through which God works to move the mountain and bring about His perfect plan.

God, thank you that you can do immeasurable things you do with our little bit of faith. Help our faith to grow, creating a deep root system that reaches out to everyone around us. 

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