Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Mustard Seed Faith

“Unless your faith is firm ​you shall not be firm!” Isaiah 7:9

In the NIV, we read, “If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” Jesus said that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move mountains! Can we imagine that, NOTHING will be impossible for us to do! And what is the size of a mustard seed? It is only about one to two millimeters in size but it can grow into a 30 foot high bush with a 20 foot spread! Unfortunately we cannot buy a seed of faith from Shopee, Lazada or even Amazon! But I believe every human being is born with some faith that God invests in us. We are supposed to make it grow, like the servants in the “Parable of the Talents” in Matthew 25. 

In the story, a master goes on a journey and entrusts his servants with a portion of his property. To one, he gave five talents, to another two, and to the third he gave one talent. He gave each according to his ability. When he came back, he found that the one he gave five talents to, doubled his money by trading. Same with the one he gave two talents. But the one he gave one talent to hid the money in the ground and did not grow the money he was given. The master was well pleased with his two servants and pronounced, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ Let us not talk of the servant who buried the money as we do not want to be like him! 

How do we grow the faith we have been given? Saint Paul tells us the easiest way: faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17) I believe faith is like a muscle. We need to read the Bible often, intentionally hear the Word by listening to preaching, and songs of praise. We also need to practice it all the time, use it, by praying and confessing the Word of God. We need to claim God’s promises, searching the Bible for this treasure God left us, so our faith will grow. But as the story of Jairus shows (Mark 5), we also need to surround ourselves with people of faith. Even Jesus could not work miracles in His hometown because people there scoffed and did not have faith. Faith is an amazing gift that God has given each one of us. He wants us to make it grow. We just need to walk closely with Jesus, read His Word, give it a chance to come alive in our life. 

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy reading your posts. I look forward to each one. Bless you.


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