“Truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” Matthew 17:20b
“Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.” Mark 11:24
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14:12-14
If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea; and it would obey you.” Luke 17:6
I am going somewhere with these verses. Really, I am.
The last few hours my mind has been filling with questions, and thoughts which might be my own, and might not. I won’t be able to judge that today, but someday, I will.
Almost two years ago, God set me on a journey to discover what I could about authenticity before Him, and grace. Today, the journey just might be going a little further than I thought. Each of the verses above speaks of faith, centered on Jesus. Each of the verses is from a different Gospel account, and as far as I can tell, were spoken in different times and places.
Jesus is saying something in these verses that I am beginning to believe applies to life right here and now. I can’t know with certainty unless I take the first step toward continuing this journey. I have seen some pretty weird stuff in my walk with Jesus, but I am beginning to think that is just the tip of the iceberg.
So, I will trust Jesus, and I will see if it is His voice speaking to me, or not. This could take a while, but then again, if it is Jesus speaking, it could take very little time, all dependant upon Him.
If the thoughts I have been getting these last few hours are true, then I am about to go way beyond ministry, or teaching. If it is true, I am about to learn the stuff of faith, to have faith as small as a mustard seed. You are welcome to join me. You may even think I have lost it. I assure you, I have done nothing of the sort, for how can a man lose something he never had? I am talking about finding it, finding faith as small as a mustard seed.
If I seek the Lord in this, and if what I have been thinking is true, then what Jesus said is literal. I am not talking about moving mountains, but I am talking about the kind of faith that the Apostles had, which puts our meagerly faith to shame. I have often thought that we who chide the Apostles for their stupidity while following Jesus should be the last to speak when it comes to stupidity. After all, I don’t see people raising others from the dead, not in our time. Is that just something that was for their time? I don’t have the answer for that, yet.
I will say this; God has taught me so much in such a short time, that to begin thinking that He isn’t once again speaking to me through my thoughts might be a total lack of faith. We’ll see where this goes. I may just have an overactive imagination. History is on not on the side of my imagination.