Matthew 17:20 Jesus 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.”
Our Lord Jesus takes this occasion in the Word to show us the power of faith. He clearly shows us here that if we have faith as a grain of a mustard-seed, He can do wonders in our lives. The Lord is saying to us – If you have an active faith, not a dead faith, not a flat faith or a dull faith, you will not be overwhelmed by the obstacles that confront you in life. Faith is required, and this is revelation given to us by Christ to work miracles in His name for His glory. We need to realize that we can accomplish nothing by ourselves by our own abilities and of our own strength. When we distrust the power derived from Him and granted by faith in Him, it is an affront to grace and all that He accomplished on Calvary.
By grasping the truth in Matthew 17:20 and believing upon His word and relying upon the power in Christ by faith committed to us, we shall say to the mountains in our lives, MOVE, and they will move. This is a powerful expression that says it all, “Nothing shall be impossible to you”. True active faith can move mountains, by the virtue of a divine power engaged by a divine promise in which faith rests upon.
Faith in God turns ordinary people in into powerful believers equipped for extraordinary purposes. The atmosphere of a faith filled life brims with hope and a future of certainty. Faith is our life line that allows us to hold on to God when we are sinking and allows God to pull us forward to a future filled with hope.
God’s word tell us, without faith it is impossible to please God. If in all my praying and seeking, I do so from my own convictions and not by His Spirit, my faith is in my own foolishness, therefore, according to Scripture displeasing to God. In conviction, if I pray because heart is broken by carnal or fleshy needs or means and I trust in that, I need to be broken over again by His Spirit. If we rely on our own experience to be our reasons for having faith in Christ, it is a false reason, and we are really relying upon our own experience and not upon Christ: If we rely upon our own feelings, and not on Christ, our faith shall have no merit. Do not trust in yourself or your own experience, but in the reality of the cross and in the power of His grace.
Sometimes the more spiritual we think we are, the more un-spiritual we actually are; and the more repentant we think we are, the more unrepentant we may actually discover ourselves to be. Jesus wants nothing special of you, nothing whatsoever, nothing you can do in yourself, and nothing you can just feel. With His blood atonement, He is both the work and feeling. So no matter your situation; if you marriage is in shambles, if you are you are out of a job, or your children are hungry, or lost; no matter the situation – Put your faith in Christ. If you are feeling hopeless, even penniless, just as you are, with the feelings of being lost, forsaken, desolate, with no good feelings or hope at all, let go, and let your faith in Christ begin to work for you to your benefit to move the mountains in your life.
Jesus comes to you, and in these words of mercy he says, “Him that comes to me I will in no wise cast out. In His grace, your faith becomes alive. When I turn the knob on my door to the bedroom, I do not wonder if it will open, I know it will, I see it as it is, it has nothing to do with my abilities. All that makes it open is already there. So it is with faith, everything we need is to “open it” is already there, not by looking at what our situation or problem is, but by us being dependent upon Him; having our hope in Him.
By faith we are connecting to God and our power source. By faith the disasters in our life will change. By faith we are saved and given eternal life. By faith all obstacles, pain, sorrow, problems or mountains that are in the way of you living your life to its fullest will be moved and cast into the sea of blood that covers us all. It is that sea of blood named grace in Christ Jesus by which we have our faith.
- If you have faith the size of a mustard seed (goodwordsblog.wordpress.com)
- If you have faith as small as a mustard seed… (tudorfd.wordpress.com)
- Faith As A Mustard Seed (coffeeshopchristianity.wordpress.com)
- The BIG little Mustard Seed (christspiration.com)