Weather Report From Heaven: Sunny and bright, with an abundance of light and lots of singing and rejoicing.
Scripture- “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
Insight- A little faith in our really big God can go a long way. Jesus pointed this out to His Disciples in Matthew 17:20 above, when He said “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.” A Mustard Seed is the smallest seed, so Jesus is saying we just need to have a little bit of faith, and because God is so big and so great, that can make us capable of doing amazing things, way more than we can ever hope or imagine. (Epehsians 3:20) Sometimes my faith seems so feeble. I throw little pebbles of faith and hope and pray they make a difference, but many times I wonder if they ever really could. You see, I am constrained by my own belief system and impaired by my own lack of imagination. At times, I often forget that God is the God of miracles and it is never dependent on me, but He rewards our heart’s positioning more than our acts. He knows when we are for Him, and He honors that faith. He knows our heart and our faith, even if it is the size of a mustard seed, can move mountains.
So, each day our job is to offer our hearts to God and try our best to make a difference, one little thing at a time. I try writing this blog daily in hopes that it will touch somebody, somewhere in the world, but I can never really be sure of the impact it may or may not be having. I must trust that God knows my heart, and that He is pleased with even a feeble attempt to turn someone towards Him. That is the definition of faith, believing in something we cannot yet see. Does it make it hard? Yes, very hard. Writing alone in an office to an unknown audience can seem futile at best and even demoralizing at times. But then over time, results trickle in, you can see God is on the move, and it becomes rewarding. In many ways, it sums up the high and lows of life. In our fickle nature, we want instant feedback and results, but Gods’ Kingdom rarely works that way; instead our little acts of faith can multiply over time as God uses them to create big outcomes of His doing. All it takes is a little faith.