What Does It Mean to Have a Mustard Seed of Faith?

“And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for 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; and nothing will be impossible to you.” (Mathew 17:20).

The average size of a mustard seed is 0.02 inches. Yet this small see grows into one of the hugest trees on this Earth. Out of all of the things to compare faith to, it is amazing how Jesus uses this analogy. I like how the message Bible describes this as saying, “a mere kernel of faith.”

Many times we place the emphasis on our lack of faith. I didn’t get healed, blessed, or delivered because I didn’t have enough faith. Yet Jesus is saying, “Hey you can do great things with even a kernel of faith.” The focus is not about how much faith you have, the focus is about his grace. Faith is the window in which we receive from God. Our salvation is, “For by grace you have been saved through faith” (Ephesians 2:8). By grace through faith is at the heart of the gospel.

Stop trying to disqualify your blessing. We can sometimes think, “If only I had done this, then would God love, heal, and bless me.” No my friend we are blessed because Jesus became a curse for us on the cross. He has redeemed us and now we can receive his grace through faith.

The focus is not about how much faith you have, it is about whom your faith is in. It doesn’t matter how much faith you have in a chair, if it is broken, you will fall down. Thankfully our faith in Christ is a sure thing! The whole universe is a testimony of a God.

I believe that similarly to how we can go to the gym and exercise our body, we can also exercise our faith. As a believer in Christ, you have enough faith. Use what faith you do have and God will multiply it. Isn’t this true about life. No matter what situation we are in we have to use the resources we have. Whether you have great faith or the faith of a mustard seed, through Christ you can do great things!

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