Think you don’t have much faith in God? or in anything for that matter? Congratulations, you’re in good company with many of the disciples when they first came to know Jesus.
Maybe if you are new to Christianity, or you just don’t know much about it, but faith is a key ingredient in your relationship with Jesus. You don’t have to be perfect to have faith in God and his ways, you don’t have to be “good enough” in order to have a relationship with Jesus, and you certainly don’t have to have everything together to have faith that God will provide. We get caught up in the devils lies that we have to be “good enough” for Jesus to love us, and that is false. We tend to believe the lie that if we have done x,y, and z, that only then can we have a relationship with Jesus, that is false as well.
The definition of faith: complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
I also like to put faith this way, it’s not believing THAT God is good and he is going to take care of you because believing that something will happen or is true is just a shallow attempt at believing. It’s believing IN God and believing IN his promises to us that he is good and he will provide. FAITH is believing IN God and giving the control of our lives over to him, trusting IN him to deliver his promises to us.
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
Matthew 13:31-32 || Mark 4:30-34 || Luke 13: 18-19
This parable shows up in the Bible three times and basically is one of those, “pay attention lessons.”
“Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.” Mark 4:30-32
So, let’s break it down. He is saying that it only takes a tiny mustard seed to build the kingdom of God. Now to relate this to faith, he means that it only takes the smallest amount of faith, to trust and believe IN Jesus.
Faith the size of a mustard seed is better than no faith at all.
If you want to really walk with the Lord, just do it. Tell him, “today is the day I put my faith and trust IN you. Surrender your life to him. proclaim2 to the world that Jesus is your savior. Give him your mustard seed and tell him that “this is what I have to offer, do with it what you will.”
You must walk in the FAITH knowing that God has already overcome the situations and circumstances in your life.