Faith is a powerful thing. Faith can move mountains and faith can heal the sick. Faith has been shown to be one of the most important qualities that we need in our lives, but what does it look like?
Faith is not something that you can see or touch, but it still exists. True faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see (Hebrews 11:1), it is trusting in God even when everything around you seems hopeless.
Faith believes that nothing is impossible with God's help, and this blog post we will explore faith through the analogy of a mustard seed.
What does it mean to have the faith of a mustard seed?
Mustard seeds are small, but when they grow, they turn into trees which are much larger than themselves! It takes time for these plants to grow tall enough to produce leaves big enough for people to sit under during shade or rainstorms. The same is true with faith. Faith is small at first and can seem impossible, but slowly it grows into something that you rely on to get through the day or an obstacle in life.
Faith starts off as a seed but then blooms into something mighty! A grain of mustard seed has both size and power because of its ability to grow when planted in fertile ground.
Faith grows! Faith starts as a tiny, seemingly insignificant seed, but it can grow into something that is mighty and large.
Why is mustard seed in the Bible?
Mustard plants serve as metaphors for faith because they start small and can be easily overlooked or ignored. A mustard plant will have great height if given enough time to grow in good soil with plenty of sunlight and water. Faith can grow in the same way if we plant it properly and allow time to pass for its growth.
The mustard seed is in the Bible because it shows the power of faith in God. In Luke 17:6 it says that “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.
Our faith is important, but also our words play a vital part in getting our prayers answered. Jesus says that if we have faith as small as mustard seed, we can say to this mulberry tree what to do and it will obey us! Faith like a grain of mustard seed and our words are the key to getting our prayers answered.
The mustard seed can turn into something very powerful if given the time to grow.
What does God say about a mustard seed?
The grain mustard seed in the Bible represents the faith of the believer. Jesus teaches us to have faith like a mustard seed: Truly I tell you, 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.” - Matthew 17:20
The mustard seed is a good example of how powerful our faith can be regardless of its size. Faith is a vital part of our Christian walk. It does not matter how small our faith may be, if we have it and do something with it, God will honor it and answer the prayers that come from it!
Matthew 17:20 tells us that faith can move mountains. Mountains represents the obstacles in our lives that challenge us to move forward in our walk with God. So when these challenges come, Jesus said to speak to them, and command them to move from here to there, and they will move! Faith is a gift from God and with it, we can do anything.
Faith starts as small as a mustard seed in size but has great potential to grow and become the largest of trees! Faith is like a mustard seed that can grow and produce fruit. But we cannot plant the seeds of faith without first receiving it ourselves from God. Faith comes through hearing the Word of God, then choosing to believe it for ourselves in order to have peace with Him and trust in His promises.
Every time we choose to hear the Word of God, we are watering that seed of faith in us, helping us to becomes stronger so that we can do the greater works that our Father predestined for us to do. Faith is like a mustard seed and when planted in our hearts, it will grow to become great things for God!
Why is faith important?
Without faith, what would be our life like? Faith is something that you need when faced with tough questions or difficult times. Faith gives hope and strength when things seem dark because of all that God has done! It's easy to have faith when things are going well, but what about when they're not? Faith is something that will always be needed.
The size of a mustard seed can seem insignificant at first sight because it seems so small and easily overlooked. However, the Bible tells us that with faith as small as this seed, we can move mountains! Faith may start out like a little tiny grain of mustard seed that everyone disregards, but if we choose to increase our faith by meditating in the words of Jesus, just like the seed grows and starts to blossom, so will our faith.
Faith is simple but powerful because with God's help, we can do anything! We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Faith is a gift from God to give us hope and courage.
Have faith like a mustard seed
The parable of the mustard seed is in Matthew 13:31-32, "He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
The main message of Jesus in this parable is the power of our little faith. It does not matter how small our faith may seem, it is powerful and will produce great results if we choose to exercise it. Just like a grain of mustard seed becomes the largest of garden plants, our faith can grow and become strong enough to even help others in need and nothing will be impossible. Faith does not always come easy to us, but it's worth the effort.
Perhaps you could start by dedicating 10 minutes of your time everyday in prayer to grow your faith, and as Matthew 17, verse 10, encourages us to do, say to this mountain (challenge, obstacle) ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. The Lord said Nothing will be impossible for you in prayer.
You could also read the Bible, either alone or with a group of people to grow in knowledge and understanding which will help strengthen your faith even more. Faith is worth all the effort you put into growing it.
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