5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
F A I T H: Complete confidence and trust in someone or something.
I need a deeper faith. The daily challenges in this life are more than I can bear by myself. The more faith I have in Him, I know the stronger I will become. Doubt and impatience have clouded my faith. This has not been conducive to a smooth life. It is not shameful for me to admit that I cannot do this life alone. But since I am aware, I need to work more diligently to increase my faith.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.
He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
Our faith is almost microscopic in comparison to a tiny mustard seed. If we had faith the size of the mustard seed we could do amazing things through God. It’s about faith without doubt.
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
22 And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Our prayers should be in buried deep in faith, with understanding and confidence, that through Christ all things are possible. Philippians 4:13
As a country, we are in very serious trouble. We are in waging in battles and conflicts of every kind imaginable. There is so much hate. I believe we all want the same things in life. If each of us were to increase our faith to the size of a mustard seed, with God by our side, these battles will be won. Faithfully, pray that our nation will heal.
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
Be grateful for faith, prayer, and healing. ♥️
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