How big is your faith?
In our Celebrate Recovery programme, we have been talking quite a bit about faith and, to help people get a grasp of what Jesus said about faith (Matthew 17:20), we gave everyone a mustard seed. If we have faith that big, we can move a mountain. It has quite an impact when you do this – but I strongly recommend that you sellotape the mustard seed to a piece of paper – the last thing you want to happen is that they lose the mustard seed, because that is just a powerful anti-message that faith can be easily lost!
It is something which affects me quite a bit too. I have blogged about it before, but I am looking at it in a different way this time.
The Lord says,
“I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.
When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation. (Ps 91:14-16, NLT)
You see, the thing is that I don’t actually do much in the process. I myself don’t move the mountain. All I have to do is believe that my God can and will, and his Word tells me that he will.
There is no confusion – He will rescue, protect, answer, be with, honour, reward and save. The size of my faith is not a measure of my power, it is a measure of belief in His.
There is no doubt – He will rescue, protect, answer, be with, honour, reward and save. The size of my faith doesn’t say that it’s within my grasp, it is a measure of belief that he holds everything in his hand.
My God is not a God who might. He is a God of might.
My God is not God of if or maybe or perhaps.
He is a God who will.