Saturday, August 9, 2014

Matthew 17:20

Matthew 17:20 - He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, 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.”

We have all been given faith. Faith is what allows us to tap into the power of God. It is through faith that we believe and are saved and faith also brings all the promises of God to life for us.
In order for us to get the full benefits of faith we must understand what it is and how it works. Faith is belief. It is believing in something that cannot be seen at the moment. Hebrews 11:1 describes it like this: ‘Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.’
So even though we cannot see it, we still believe beyond a shadow of doubt that it is real and true. Take salvation for instance. We are saved because of what Christ did for us through His death and resurrection, but we weren't there when it happened. How do we know it happened? We believe.
Our faith takes us from being an ordinary person to being a child of the Most High God. It is an amazing thing. So if we can have faith for salvation why can’t we move ‘mountains’ in our lives?
Jesus gives an image of faith as a small seed. If you think about a seed you know that in order for it to be effective it has to grow. I believe it is the same with faith. Much of our life we have been conditioned and taught to only believe what we can see. We've all heard the expression, “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”
Now we receive faith. It starts as a small seed and we have to make it grow. We have to use the faith we have been given and act on it. Then we can move the mountains. Faith in God makes the impossible a possibility.

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