January 26, 2010

Mustard Seed of Faith

Posted in Devotionals tagged , , , , at 11:17 pm by Sarah Bosse

I stumbled across a great little blurb about faith like a mustard seed from a Christian blog tonight while surfing the web waves. Here’s the blurb, for which I take no credit:

“Did I (or do any of us) really think that our mustard seed of faith would accomplish the relocation of mountains? Probably not, at least not for very long. What Jesus was getting at in this well-known parable was that it took such an insignificant morsel of OUR own faith, by comparison, to the colossal depths of God’s faith in His own ways, His own abilities. The mountains will throw themselves into the sea, not because you or I give the command, but because God is able to match our tiny seed with His unending forest, and then, and only then, is anything possible. All forests are birthed first by planting helpless seeds that require ingredients only God can provide. We are saved by grace, through faith, because faith is the seed that God uses to implant His eternal power of grace into our lives.” (emphasis mine)

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Just last week one of the young ladies at my church showed me a mustard seed necklace she had which looked like the one pictured here. I had forgotten how very tiny a mustard seed is…and the one in this necklace was already being MAGNIFIED by the glass! I am so grateful that God’s faith in His own ways informs our faith in Him. Faith is a gift given by God to us so that it may be used to make God look as big as He really is when we employ it by living in a way that says “God is my portion”. God Himself takes the small mustard seed (which in itself is a gift from Him to us, for without His giving us faith, we would be utterly unable to believe because of our totally depraved and sinful nature) and magnifies it through Himself.

For from Him and to Him and through Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever and ever, amen!

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