“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”
The disciples had just tried to heal a demon-possessed boy but they failed. They began to question as to why they couldn’t complete the casting of the demons. Jesus tells them the reason: It was a Faith issue! He told them they didn’t have enough faith.
He told they needed mustard seed faith. A mustard seed is one of the smallest seed. But it produces a big tree of a bush. Our faith is must like this seed, it starts with a small spark and then grows into a fruitful harvest for those, who trust and put confidence in God’s power.
- The Mistake- The disciples had made a mistake in not trusting in God’s power for the faith to heal. His power is required in the healing.
- The Mustard Seed- The smallest starting point in your faith life. Your faith grows as grow in Jesus.
- Mountain Movement- If you start with just a little “seed” of faith, you can trust him to the mountains in your life, if it is His will.
The mountains won’t move without Your Faith + His Power + His Will = Mountain Movement.
What mistakes are you making in your faith life? How have you seen yourself grow or would like to see yourself grow in your faith life? What mountains do you need to allow your faith to move?
Start small! Grow Big!
Your Faith + His Power + His Will = Mountain Movement.
Romans 10:17 NCV
So faith comes from hearing the Good News. And people hear the Good News when someone tells them about Christ.
In this bite, we see faith comes from hearing. Hearing or listening to God’s word. People hear the Word of God when it is shared.
As a result of your own personal hearing of the gospel, you received faith. Here is the hard part: Are you sharing that Good News so that someone else receives that faith?
Think about your story or testimony: How did you hear? Because someone told you, and you were listening, and you were receptive.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit and joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The Word is powerful and alive. It can do all the work. The Helper, The holy spirit, he has it all under control.
So ladies, if you have heard the Good News, but have not begun to share, I encourage you to share with someone so they can hear and receive.
Luke 11:33 No one lights a lamp and puts in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put in on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.
We need to stop hiding the gift that can be shared with everyone. He wants no one to perish and neither should we.
Sister, if you haven’t heard the Good News. Stay here listening to GloriBites because my goal here is sharing His word in small daily portions. I would be more than willing to share this gospel with you personally. I can be reached on all social media: @ gloribites, gloribites.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell someone about Christ
2 Timothy 1:5
I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother.
In this bite, Paul is speaking to Timothy. He states that he remembers Timothy’s faith. It was a genuine sincere faith.
When people see you, do they see your faith in Jesus well enough to remember you by your faith?
The Amplified version states: I remember your sincere and unqualified faith [the surrendering of your entire self to God in Christ with confident trust in His power, wisdom and goodness, a faith] which first lived in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am confident that it is in you as well.
The Message Translation states: That precious memory triggers another: your honest faith—and what a rich faith it is, handed down from your grandmother Lois to your mother Eunice, and now to you!
This is generational faith. Just the other day, I witness my daughter speak with the pastor about her upcoming baptism. She answered his questions with such confidence even at just eight years old. I began to cry tears of joy because I could see that generational faith playing out in front of me.
It was because I have seen that faith fill my grandmother Evelyn. I watched her Sunday after Sunday praising the Lord, I witnessed her reading and highlighting in her Bible. I also knelt beside her in prayer.
It was because of this woman displaying her faith, that I become who I am today.
Today I ask this: Are you displaying a faith that can be witnessed and shared by the next generation? A faith like Paul stated that can be handed down?
I don’t know about you, but I would love to see people tell my grandchildren about my faith and legacy. I would love one day to her from my four children that because of me, witnessing my faith in Jesus, they remembered and others remembered as well.
The last time, I visited my grandmother this summer. I prayed over her aloud. Even though she can’t respond verbally. She looked at me with such a joy I can’ forget. I think we both knew. She had left a generational mark on me. I wish she was able to witness my children giving their life to Christ. But I will always make sure they know it was because of her faith, Mommy knows how to share the faith with them and others.
Ladies, will you hand down a sincere faith like Lois and Eunice gave Timothy to your family?
Share your faith with the next generation.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. NKJV
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. NLT
Your faith is the evidence of your belief in our risen Savior Jesus.
What’s your evidence? Who or what are you believing in? Where does your faith coming from?
Are you the same person encouraging others to have faith, but complaining about your circumstances?
Sister, where is your faith when bills need to be paid? Your heart saying “I don’t know how ends going to meet”. But using the statement “I just have to have faith.”
Saying one thing and believing another, giving lip service faith. Faith on your lips, but not in your heart.
The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd. The Message
Are you actively trusting and believing in Jesus? What does your obedience look like to Him? Or are you giving lip service faith?
Obedience to Jesus is real Faith