Matthew 17:20 NIV 2011
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. 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.”
Jesus healed a demon-possessed boy. Matthew 17:15-16, “Lord, have mercy on my son…I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.” Jesus used the size of their faith not in terms of quantity but quality. Mark 9:29, “He replied, ‘This kind can come out only by prayer.’” Jesus used the mustard seed as an illustration. Matthew 13,31, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed.” Jesus’ words in Matthew 21:21-22, Paul’s in 1 Corinthians 13:2 and Isaiah’s in 54:10 all address the size and depth of faith believers must have. Believer’s faith must continue to grow. Prayer filled faith pushes people to God.
For the majority of my adult life, I’ve walked by faith and sometimes it’s been a challenge. My intimate knowledge of the Lord by remaining close in prayer, He enabled me to meet the challenge and together navigate the way. There have been times I’ve walked through fire but He reveals each time that happens I detest the smell of singed hair. My faith grows as I sprint through it. Our faith filled prayers lead us daily to God.
What helps build our faith?
Praying people of faith,